Virgil Kelly Knight, Sr., 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Garden City, GA, December 18, 2019.
He loved his wife, “Trish”, of 50 years. He was a dedicated father to Pooh Bear and Sonny Boy. “Papa” adored his three grandsons.
He loved to work with his hands. A master handy man, he was able to fix just about anything. Gardening and yard work were two of his passions. The vegetables he grew were shared with family and friends. He also enjoyed discovering his roots through genealogy which connected him with family across the nation.
His reputation as an honest and dependable businessman allowed him to be owner/operator of Knight’s Service Company for 40 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia M. Knight; daughter and son-in-law, Karen K. Smith & Timothy W. Smith; son and daughter-in-law, V. Kelly Knight, Jr. & Ginny R. Knight; grandsons, Dalton, Keaton, and Colton Knight; four sisters and one brother: Marie Tippins, Laverne Hall, Pat Maltos, Grace Knight, and James (Tobby) Knight; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Lola Knight, his sister, Jessie Lee Willoughby, and brother, Bill Knight.
There will be a Celebration of Life at 2:00pm, Saturday, December 21, at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Garden City, GA.
In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances in his name to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 340 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 220, Savannah, GA 31406. The family is grateful for the impact they had on his life.
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Tim and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. Thinking of you all during this trying time.
Kimberly R. (Hill) Barkey
Karen and Kelly, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your father. He was a good man. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. You and the the rest of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.
Because I call myself a friend of you,
I chose to laugh when you laugh
and mourn when you mourn
May God be kind to you
During this difficult time
Angela Hebert Straight
When I saw the obituary this morning, so many good memories of the Knight family came to me. My dad was Russell Hebert and I remember the days of the Knight boys working at the grocery store and then the family moving across the street from us on Coleraine Drive. I just want to express my thoughts to you and will be praying for the family.
Lise & Ben
Tim and Karen,
We are so sorry for the loss of your father. We are praying for you.
Mrs Tish, Karen & Tim
I am so sorry to hear about Mr Virgil he will be missed so much especially by all of us at Dr Harman’s office. Congratulations lease know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers today and always.