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Henry Dewey Knight, Jr.

July 8, 1929 ~ February 26, 2016 (age 86)

Henry Dewey Knight, Jr.

Henry Dewey Knight, Jr., age 86, of Stephens, GA, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 at his residence.  He was born on July 8, 1929, in Jesup, GA, one of nine children born to the late Henry Dewey Knight, Sr. and Lila Mae Harper Knight.  He was raised in Jesup and attended school in Gardi, GA.  During the Korean Conflict, he proudly served his country in the United States Army.  On August 21, 1963 Henry married the former Annette Watson of Jesup, GA. He worked for Alma Plastics and later worked for Georgia Power Land Department retiring after 15 years.  Moving to Greensboro in 1972 Henry and Annette  attended Liberty United Methodist Church for twenty years.  Presently he was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.  Henry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, gardening and relaxing with coffee and sweets.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, Annette Watson Knight of Stephens, GA, he is survived by his five children, Richard (Lisa) Knight, Raymond (Shonda) Knight, Sherrie (Jamie) Hubbard, Rhonda (Phil) Herrington, and April (Lee Heffner) Holt; three sisters, Laura Archuleta, Betty Thomas and Mary Bedgood; eleven grandchildren, Joshua (Beth) Knight, Christopher (Kristina) Knight, Candace Knight, Austin (Allison) Knight, Phillip Herrington, Kenneth Hall, Destiny Herrington, Brittney Hall, Dallas Herrington, Elizabeth Holt, and Jay Holt; five great grandchildren, Aiden Knight, Justin Knight, Emma Knight, Jacob Knight and Raylan Knight; many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Addie Mae Wasdin, Martha Forbes, Jack Knight, William Knight and Shirley Smoke.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Union Point Highway, Greensboro, GA 30642, with Rev. Bobby Bear officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Under the direction of Reinhart and Sons Funeral Home, 860 US-301, Jesup, GA 31546, graveside memorial and burial services, with military honors, will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Little Creek Baptist Church, Cemetery, 5027 Little Creek Road, Jesup, GA 31546 with Rev. Wayne Manning officiating.  The family requests that any memorials be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 2121 Union Point Highway, Greensboro, GA 30642. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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