Remembering retired District Court Judge Charlie McKnight

Remembering retired District Court Judge Charlie McKnight

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Retired District Court Judge Charlie McKnight died in his home on Thursday, March 28, according to his daughter.

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A headshot of Judge Charlie McKnight provided by the family.
Judge Charlie McKnight

McKnight served as a district court judge for Alabama’s 13th Judicial Circuit.

Before this role, he was a municipal court judge in Dauphin Island and a special probate judge in Mobile.

McKnight was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Christmas Day 1944. He graduated from Monsignor Bonner Catholic High School and joined the U.S. Air Force, serving four years. He was later stationed on Dauphin Island.

While in the Air Force, McKnight received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Spring Hill College.

He continued his education at Cumberland Law School, earning his Juris Doctorate. In 2001, he started a private practice in family and criminal law.

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McKnight’s service will be held on Friday, April 5, at Saint Dominic Catholic Church.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with a celebration of Mass to follow beginning at 12 p.m.

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