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Mr. Kenneth Knight, Jr.

• Jan 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM

Mr. Kenneth Knight, Jr., formerly of North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Knight was born December 12, 1932 in Whitehall, IL. He was a Midwestern farm boy who rode his blind horse to his one room school house every day. He enlisted in the Navy after high school and worked in air-sea rescue off Midway Island.

Ken graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. He worked throughout the country as a DJ until the Beatles came along and he gave up on Rock & Roll. He spent the rest of his years in Real Estate, first as a Salesman, then as General Manager of Raintree, NC and finally as a home builder with his own business, Harvest Homes, in Shelby, NC. Ken loved traveling, cooking and entertaining. He could make a party anytime or place.

Ken had a life well lived and was a man well loved.

He was predeceased by his wife, Susan, a daughter Vicki Kliever, a son Kemmons Robertson.

Survivors include a sister, Karen Kessler, Staunton, IL; daughters: Linda (James) Brown, Port Ludlow, WA, Nancy Pyanoe, Jonesborough, Shirley Lee, St. Augustine, FL, Kathy (John) Robertson, Advance, NC, Kelli (John) Clark, Salt Lake City, UT; son: K. Parker (Donna) Knight, Oak Island, NC and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Knight family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. 

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821

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