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Chapel of Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Tuesday December 28th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Chapel of Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Tuesday December 28th, 2021
11:00am

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Oak Grove Cemetery
Tuesday December 28th, 2021

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Jerry Don Knighton

Jerry Don Knighton, 82, of Marion, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at his residence.

Jerry was born in McDowell County, North Carolina, on June 30, 1939, to the late Charles William and Hazel Bradford Knighton. He was married to his wife of sixty-two years, Brenda “Susie” Joyce Harvey Knighton. Jerry served his country proudly in the United States Army in Korea. He was a member of VFW and Living Waters Tabernacle in Old Fort. Jerry was a conversationalist who was always on the go. He was devoted to his wife and family, who will always cherish his loving memory.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a brother, Drew Miles Knighton.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Susie Knighton of the home; a son, David Knighton and wife Lynn of Swannanoa; two daughters, Brenda Hayes and husband Mike of Marion and Regina Elliott and husband Jim of West Virginia; a sister, Barbara Rector of Morganton; a brother, Johnny Knighton of Marion; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Knighton of Minnesota; two brothers-in-law, Wally Harvey and wife Betty of Old Fort and Calvin Penland of Marion; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren and one on the way; and three step great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion. Rev. Keith Jamison will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.


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Gregg and Kim Ashe Jan 1 2022 2:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Knighton

Kathy Thornton Dec 30 2021 1:03 PM

David, Brenda and Regina..My heart was so saddened to hear of your dads home going. I have fond memories of him and Susie from being neighbors and church family. He was a fine man. May God comfort you all as only he can during this time.

Denise Long Brank Dec 30 2021 10:25 AM

Brenda and family. I am so sorry for your loss! Your dad was a precious man. He was always smiling Everytime I saw him, very friendly and kind!! Praying for you as you care for your mother!! You were always special to me when we worked together! Love and prayers Alice Puett

Alice Puett Dec 30 2021 7:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Knighton

Sam & Gerald Noblitt Dec 29 2021 6:37 PM

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He always had a smile and always laughing. In our prayers

Kim Burnette Dec 29 2021 2:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Knighton

Kim Burnette Dec 29 2021 2:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Knighton

Jock Wall Dec 29 2021 1:06 PM

Keeping the family in prayer as they move forward.

Terry Cheek Dec 29 2021 12:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Knighton

Delores Revis Dec 29 2021 3:52 AM

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