Tommy W. Knight
Tommy W. Knight
  • December 30, 1949 - December 28, 2017
  • Irmo, South Carolina

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IRMO – SGM Tommy Wayne Knight, U.S. Army (Ret.), 67, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel with burial following at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 1:00 pm with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born in Lancaster, he was a son of the Thurlow and Geneva Mackey Knight. Tommy proudly served his country in the United States Army for 28 years; he attended the Memorial Main Post Chapel on Fort Jackson. He also worked for 18 years at the University of South Carolina in the Communications Department. He loved to work in the garden and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Terry Mallare Knight; daughter, Tessa Mallare Wilson and husband, Mark of Rock Hill; grandchildren, Audrey Wilson and Aidan Wilson; brother, James E. Knight of Irmo and sister, Betty Lou Robinson of Kershaw. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Knight and sister, Bobbie Jean Hanlon.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.