Funeral services for Franklin D. Knight, age 86, of Roanoke, will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Whaley and Bro. Ricky Cummings officiating. Burial will follow at Forrester’s Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, May 9th.
Mr. Knight passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Roanoke.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Robinson of Roanoke; two sons, Roger Hester and Tony Hester, both of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Shasta Robinson, Jason Hester, Ashley Burnett, Matt Hester and Malorie Chandler; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Perry of Roanoke; one brother, Manley Knight (Judy) of Mellow Valley.
Pallbearers will be Matt Hester, Jason Hester, Guy Kelley, Chris Rombokas, Bruce Albright, and Roger Albright.
A Randolph County native and life-long resident, Mr. Knight was born May 1, 1936, the son of Harlin and Bernice Hester Knight. He was a member of Corinth Christian Church, a member of the National Guard and had worked as a truck driver with Amoco and West Point Pepperell. Mr. Knight was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sarah Knight; one son, Dennis Hester; six brothers, Emery Knight, Ezra “Buddy” Knight, Clifford Knight, Billy Knight, R. L. Knight, and Tony Knight; two sisters, Velma Nolen and Dena Screws.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.