George Pinckney Knight Sr. of 930 W. Main St., Harleyville, husband of Jacqueline Kizer Knight, entered into eternal rest on Saturday morning, Sept. 22, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at Indian Field United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Preston Grimsley and the Rev. Robert (Bob) Clyburn officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Len Reeves, Charles Kizer, David Felkel, Al Shipmann, Ed Kizer and John Pendarvis. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class, the board of directors of First National Bank of South Carolina, Indian Field Campground trustees, and officers of Egeria Masonic Lodge.
Friends may call at the home, and visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at his home.
George was born on Aug. 28, 1934, in Harleyville, a son of the late Edward Pinckney and Mary Pinckney Pendarvis Knight. He was predeceased by his brother, Roy (Al) Knight. He was a 1952 graduate of Harleyville High School and a 1956 graduate of Clemson College with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education. He was a general contractor and financier, president and chairman of Knight Construction Company. After college, he taught vocational agriculture at Cross High School, was a forester with West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, in timber business and pulpwood broker, tree farmer and served as chairman of the board of directors of First National Bank of South Carolina. He was an active member of Indian Field United Methodist Church where he was former Sunday school teacher, past chairman of Administrative Board, Finance Committee, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Board of Trustees, past president and secretary/treasurer of Indian Field United Methodist Men’s Club and a member of Methodist Conference Board of Missions. He was a member of the trustees of Indian Field Campground, having served as chairman and secretary/treasurer for many years.
He was an ex-member and former chairman of the Dorchester County Council, member of Dorchester County Industrial Development Board, and served as vice chairman of State Health and Human Services Finance Commission. He served in the S.C. National Guard from 1952 to 1956, was a member of Egeria Lodge #71 of Harleyville (Past-Master, twice), Scottish Rite 32rd Degree Mason, Omar Shrine Temple, Royal Order of Jesters - Charleston Court 113, Safety Patrol, Dorchester County and South Carolina Farm Bureau, Harleyville Ruritan Club, Holly Hill Lions Club, Charleston and Summerville Exchange Club and was an I.P.T.A.Y. scholarship donor.
Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Jacqueline Kizer Knight, a son, George P. Knight Jr.and his wife Debbie Weeks Knight, and a daughter, Jacqueline Yvonne Knight, all of Harleyville; grandchildren Adrienne Yvonne Baker, Nichole Knight Goodman and her husband Jamie Goodman, George Pinckney Knight III and William Halzy Baker III.; great-grandchildren Jared Allen Goodman and Bailee Nichole Goodman; his sister-in-law, Patsy G. Knight of St. George; and nieces Mary Margaret K. (Ben) Riser and Laura K. (Billy) Shipman.
Memorials may be made to Indian Field United Methodist Church, 2030 Highway 15 North, St. George, SC 29477; or Indian Field Campground, in care of Ernest Westbury, P.O. Box 158, Harleyville, SC 29448.
Bryant Funeral Home of St. George is in charge of arrangements.