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Francis "Turtle" Knight

February 18, 1940 - May 23, 2020

There will be a private graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

“And he always wanted to remind everyone about the time he ran 104 yards for a touchdown.”

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Francis “Turtle” Knight, 80, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at his residence, with family by his side.

 

Turtle was born on February 18, 1940, a son of the late Berlin Knight and Pauline Dotson Knight Townsend.

 

He is survived by his two daughters, Tamela Knight Weathersby and husband Patrick of Lexington, SC and Rhonda Knight of Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Nicholas “Nick” Knight and longtime girlfriend Hilary Heaster of Clarksburg, Kacie Tennant and husband Kevin of Maidsville, WV and Matthew Weathersby of Lexington, SC; two great- grandchildren, Audrey Tennant and Ross Nicholas Tennant; three brothers, David “Tuffy” Knight and wife Connie of Ontario, Canada, Edwin “Eddie” Knight of Columbia, SC and Michael “Mickey” Knight and wife Brenda of Clarksburg; two sisters-in-law, Norma Knight of Clarksburg and Peggy Knight of Clarksburg; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his two brothers, Dale Knight and Gary “Hubba” Knight.

 

Turtle was a graduate of Victory High School Class of 1958 where he was a Junior All-American Quarterback from 1957-1958 as well as All-County in basketball and football. He was named Harrison County Athlete of the Year in 1957-1958. He went on to play football at Fairmont State College for one year. He stopped attending school to care for his father during his illness. He was a former employee of PPG Glass and Jerry Run Glass. He was a supervisor of the sign shop for West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a member of North View United Methodist Church. He loved his family dearly and would express that to them daily. He had a heart of gold, especially regarding his grandchildren.

 

The family of Mr. Knight would like to express their sincere gratitude to Debbie with the Harrison County Senior Citizen’s Center Lighthouse Program and to Kerrie and Bertie who were his caregivers.

 

There will be a private graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

“And he always wanted to remind everyone about the time he ran 104 yards for a touchdown.”

 

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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