Shawn Patrick McKnight, 43 of Tallahassee, Florida died 24 July at approximately 1:00 p.m. in Jacksonville, Florida at Shands Hospital. Private services are planned amongst family and friends.
A native of West Virginia. He lived in Tallahassee since 1972. He was a Leon High School class of 1987 graduate and held a B.S. and M.S. from Florida State University. Shawn also served in the Peace Corps in Uganda and Western Samoa. He fought cancer and related health problems for over 12 years and during that time travelled the world extensively and by all accounts was a most endearing and loved gentleman.
He is survived by his mother Jytte N. McKnight of Tallahassee; Scott G. McKnight and Jesse Dalby McKnight of Seattle, Washington; Steven D. McKnight of Miami, Florida; David, Milagros, Andrew and Angelina McKnight of Miami, Florida; and Ashley Gardner Jones of Tallahassee, Florida.
Services will be held on August 17, 2013 at 2:00pm. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on July 30, 2013