Charles Nicky Knight (1939 - 2013)

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LANCASTER – Mr. Charles Nicky Knight, age 74, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Palmetto Health Hospital in Columbia.
He was born Jan. 16, 1939, in Lancaster County, the son of the late Charles F. "Zeb" Knight and Mary Caston Knight and was the husband of Jean Privette Knight. Mr. Knight was a Mason with Antioch Lodge 399 and had served as past master and secretary. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant after 20 years of service and later retired from Springs Industries. Mr. Knight enjoyed bluegrass music, traveling and camping and was a member of Crestview Baptist Church.
Mr. Knight is survived by his wife, Jean Privette Knight, of the home; and a sister, Libby K. Oliver and her husband, Wade, of Lancaster.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mr. Knight was 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Crestview Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Scott Robinson, Dr. Darrell Thompson and the Rev. Ron Avant. Burial with full military honors followed at Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family of Mr. Knight will received friends prior to the service, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall and suggest memorial contributions be made to Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 2228 Douglas Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
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Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring for Mr. Knight.
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1800 Charlotte Highway
Lancaster, SC 29720
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 26, 2013