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William Eugene McKnight

August 12, 1930 — September 28, 2017

William “Bill” Eugene McKnight, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at a local hospital.

He was born August 12, 1930 to William Tellas and Lillian King McKnight in Charleston, TN.  William lived a simple life and was a good example of keeping it uncomplicated.  He was a very relational person who loved people and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston.

William was preceded in death by his parents William Tellas and Lillian King McKnight; brother, Stewart Jackson McKnight; sister-in-law Polly McKnight; uncle, George Johnson McKnight, Sr.; cousin, George Johnson McKnight, Jr.; and niece, Vonnie McKnight.

He is survived by his aunt, Barbara S. McKnight; cousin, Reese J. McKnight and his family, wife Patricia McKnight and children Jason R. McKnight, Gregory G. McKnight (Lauren), and Austin McKnight; and great niece, Christy Wilson and her family, husband, Dale Wilson and child Austin Wilson.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, in the chapel of Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home with the Bishop Ron Lesley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Calhoun Cemetery in Calhoun, TN.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the funeral home.

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