John Knight

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HAMLET — John Knight, 79, of Hamlet passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.

John was a son of the late Thomas Franklin Knight and Eva Mae Gwinn Knight born September 11, 1936 in Scotland County. He was the devoted husband to the late Eva Lee Hunt Knight who passed away in 2012.

He was a United States Army veteran and a truck driver retiring after many years of service from both International Freight and the Simmon Trucking Company. He served as a member of Peace Holiness Church. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and going to auctions. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Abraham Knight, Paul Knight, Nathan Knight, Jessie Knight and his sisters, Neomi Knight, Ruth

John is survived by his daughters, Sandra Lane Wilson (Larry) and Lisa Beasley (Sherwood) both of Hamlet; brothers, James Thomas Knight of Philippines and Jasper Aaron Knight of Gibson; five grandchildren, Teresa S. Benson (Jeff), Tonia S. Deaton (Jody), Jamie S. Long (Jami), John Patrick Beasley (Bonnie), Christopher Blake Beasley (Shana); nine great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Peace Holiness Church. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Peace Holiness Church officiated by Rev. John Cartrette and Rev. Glenn Vollrath. Burial will follow in the Ghio Church of God Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2016
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