Christopher Knight

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PAGELAND – Christopher Knight, 68, of Pageland, moved from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the Hospice House of Union County, N.C., surrounded by his family.
Chris, the son of Wade H. Knight and Mary Clifton Knight, was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Union County, N.C.
Chris was proud to be a lifelong resident of Pageland. Chris graduated from Pageland High School in 1968. The following year he graduated from the auto mechanics program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.
Chris fell in love with his sweetheart, Cathy Courtney, on Easter Sunday of 1969. Chris and Cathy married the following year and celebrated 48 years together. His greatest joy was his family.
Chris was most recently a member of South Pointe Fellowship in Pageland, where he served as a deacon and a school board member of South Pointe Christian School. He loved serving alongside his church family.
Chris began his career in the automotive industry while working after school for Outen Chevrolet. Mr. Roddy Outen gave him the opportunity to continue in the industry he loved by working in the auto parts department of Outen Chevrolet. The majority of Chris' career was with Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet in Charlotte, where he enjoyed 39 years of employment and received awards for top sales, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from GM Motor Corporation in his role as parts department manager. Chris cherished the friendship of his City Chevrolet Family. Chris loved the automotive parts business. It was a joy to him to help customers with their auto parts needs. Through his work, Chris became a friend of the regional dirt track racing series, where he developed many friendships with series owners, track owners, drivers and their teams.
Chris will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his ability to tell stories of his life and events, and his humor, laughter and joy of life. Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing, auto racing and watching sporting events. Chris prayed to return to his church and community to spread the message of God's greatness and encourage everyone to build a relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Family members left to celebrate and remember Chris are his loving wife of 48 years, Cathy Knight of Pageland; daughters, Kasey (Brad) Whitfield of Bolivia, N.C., and Kristen (Miguel) Moreno of Jefferson; brother, Marion "Sonny" (Frances) Knight of Indian Trail, N.C.; brother-in-law, Gary (Sheila) Courtney of Dallas, Ga.; grandchildren, Jackson Christopher Arant, Aiden Nicholas Arant and Addison Katherine Arant, all of Jefferson, and Remy Ellen Whitfield, soon to be born, of Bolivia, N.C.; and his grandchildren's father, Jason Arant of Pageland.
A celebration of life funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the gym at South Pointe Christian School, with Pastors Marty Quick, Johnny Sims and Duane Stegall officiating. The burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Pageland.
The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the gym at South Pointe Christian School.
Memorials may be made to South Pointe Christian School, PO Box 188, Pageland, South Carolina 29728 or Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, North Carolina 28110 and online.
Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland is assisting the Knight Family.
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Published in Progressive Journal on Nov. 27, 2018
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