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Lee Schuyler Knight, 91, of Cary passed away Friday, August 24, 2018, at home with his family. Born in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of the late Merril and Hazel Knight. He grew up in Rochester, NY, and later raised his own family in Hendersonville. Lee was a peaceful, loving person whose wittiness and devotion to his family will be greatly missed.
In high school, Lee was a track and field standout, setting records in both the high jump and pole vault. Lee left high school during his senior year to enlist in the U.S. Navy, turned 18 years old in boot camp, and served in World War II. Following the war, he graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked as a design engineer and supervisor for Taylor Instrument Company in Rochester, NY. He moved to Hendersonville with a small group to launch a new Taylor Instrument site in Arden where he retired after more than thirty years with the company. He was honored for his design work by an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Lee was an active member and President of the Flat Rock Lions Club and served on the YMCA board that developed the building plans where the Hendersonville YMCA is presently located. In his retirement, he also served the community as a member of the City of Hendersonville Planning Board. Lee was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church from 1964 until his move to Cary in 2011.
Lee was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan, of fifty-four years. He is survived by his five children: Jeff Knight and wife, Eika of Raleigh; Tracy Douglas and husband, Mike of Cary; Barry Knight of Charlotte; Evan Knight of Raleigh; and Peter Knight and wife, Amy of Hendersonville; and three grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church. Please visit www.legacy.com to share condolences and memories. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or The Salvation Army, PO Box 2387, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Published in The Times-News from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2018
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