Henry Alfonso McKnight, 76, was born on September 25, 1945, to the late Robert Sr. and Alice McKnight. He peacefully entered into eternal rest at his family home on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
At an early age to young adulthood, he gained membership at the former Wesley United Methodist Church, Walterboro, South Carolina under Pastor N. W. Jones. He was involved in a number of youth-oriented ministries: Youth Sunday School, Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF), Youth Choir, Annual Vacation Bible School, etc. He was educated in Colleton County and graduated in the class of 1964. After completing high school, he enlisted into the United States Army, October 1965.
Henry leaves to cherish his memories: Daughter- Mayda Brown-Sanders (David), South Carolina; Sons- Alfonso Leonard Glover (Mary), South Carolina; Scottie Murdaugh, Maryland; Glen Maddox, Washington State; and Rodney Maddox (deceased), Washington State. His beloved siblings: Sister-Louise Rand-Brown, North Carolina; Sister-Vera McKnight-Bodison (Bernard), South Carolina; Brothers- Sylvester Barnstead McKnight, Robert McKnight, Jr. (Violet-deceased), both of South Carolina, along with a host of nieces, nephews and adorable grands, great grands, many relatives and friends who celebrate his life on this day.
Henry was a humble man always offering his skills when he sees help is needed. It was common to see his porch layered with bicycles in need of repair, and other projects. In and around the neighborhood looked to him as their “Mr. Fix It Guy.” No job too small! He traveled from Walterboro to North Charleston to Durham, North Carolina to complete house maintenance jobs for families. In addition, his shiny red mode of transportation enabled him to fulfill his daily mission in his community.
He believed in supporting the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and many diverse causes that needed financial assistance or support.
He will be missed, but his family is comforted knowing he is now at eternal peace. Today, we celebrate the memory of
Henry Alfonso McKnight.
Service will be held Thursday 11:00 AM in the tented area at Hamilton's Funeral Home. There will no public viewing.
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Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance, or order a floral remembrance piece. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whether I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14:1-4