The Times Leader
Jan 30, 2013
William “Slugger” Mc Knight, 72, of Princeton, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 10:30 p.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, following a long illness.
Born Jan. 28, 1940, in Caldwell County, a son of the late Nelson McKnight Jr. and Mattie Elizabeth Pruett McKnight Orten, he was a retired truck driver for Hudson Trucking and a member of Highland Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Lynn McKnight Hargrove; a stepdaughter, Christy Newberry; a brother, James Robert McKnight; and a sister, Sandra Kay Slaton.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Jones McKnight; two stepsons, Stewart Newberry of Princeton and Gary Lee Travis of Texas; a stepgranddaughter, Emily Christy Newberry; a stepgrandson, Collin Reese Newberry; two brothers, Doug Green of Princeton and Dickie Green of Caldwell County; four sisters, Sue Prince and Corinne Gilkey, both of Caldwell County, Edith McKinney of Princeton and Charlene Towery of Florence; a niece reared by him, Shannon Wadlington Jennings of England; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton.
Burial will follow in Castleberry Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent from the website: morgansfuneralhome.com.