Mr. George McKnight Jr.
Died: May 2, 2015
Mr. George McKnight, age 65, passed from mortal to immortality on Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness God saw that h getting tired and called him home. He was born March 7, 1950 the late Mr. George McKnight Sr. and Mrs. Delmar McKnight. He was loved and known by family and friends as: 'Uncle Cooch’, ‘Uncle Jr.', and ‘Big George’. George was reared and educated in Williamsburg County. He graduated in 1968 from St. Mark High School. Later he was drafted into the United States Armed forces. He served time in the Vietnam War, where he became a decorated veteran. He also served time with the Army Reserved. After serving time in the military he became a certified welder and electrician at “Man Power”, known as Williamsburg Technical College. He entered into Holy Matrimony to the former Hattie Pressley, on June 29, 1974. God bless this union with one child, George Leonard McKnight. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Mr. McKnight was employed for 10 yrs. at Wellman and House of Raeford as an electrician for 4yrs. He had two brothers that proceed him in death Mr. Thomas Brown and Mr. Lee Brown Mr. George McKnight Jr. loving smile and his memories will live on through his loving and devoted wife Hattie McKnight, one devoted son; Mr. George Leonard McKnight of Kingstree, SC; a host of grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillie (Bonnie) Barr of Kingstree, SC; one brother, Mr. James (Lula) McKnight of Kingstree, SC; one aunt, Ms. Lucille McKnight of Philadelphia, PA; one uncle Mr. Willie McKnight of Darlington, SC; six brothers-in-laws, Mr. Isaac (Elnora) Pressley of Kingstree, Mr. Stephenson Pressley of Columbia, SC, Mr. Lynn Pressley, Newark, Ohio, Mr. Seth (Janie) Pressley, Lake City, SC, Mr. Stanley (Deliso) Pressley, Birmingham, AL and Mr. Keith Pressley, Allendale, SC; 11 sister-in-laws, Mrs. Lille Segres, Mrs. Rachel Cooper, Mrs. Cecelia (Leroy) Epps, Mrs. Julia Pressley, Mrs. Hattie Pressley, Mrs. Maxine Bradley, Mrs. Laura Ann Brown all of Kingstree, SC, Mrs. Virginia Pressley and Mrs. Gail Pressley Both of Columbia, SC, Mrs. Gena Pressley, Newark, Ohio, Mrs. Juanita Pressley of Ohio, and Mrs. Pearl Brown of Miami, FL; a very close friend Mr. Willie Lee Shaw who was his friend before and through-out his illness along with a host of God children, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.