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08/11/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Al Knight

Alfred B. Knight
(d. 09 Aug 2013)

Hampton High School Class of 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

 
    We have more sad news this Sunday.     Al Knight, Hampton High School Class of 1946, passed away in Hampton on Friday, August 09, 2013 at the age of 84.  He was the owner of Benton-Knight, Ltd. in downtown Hampton.


  From Jay Gunter (Ferguson HS - '66) of VA - 08/11/13 - "   Alfred B. Knight":

Carol,

I have sad news. Al Knight HHS '46, owner of Benton-Knight, Ltd. clothing store in Hampton, passed away on Friday.

Jay Gunter FHS '66

   Oh, I'm so sorry to learn this; thank you for letting me know, Jay.


From the Daily Press - 08/11/13:

            Alfred B. Knight
   

 

 
    HAMPTON - Alfred B. Knight, age 84, went to join the love his life Anne Bloxom Knight on August 9, 2013.

Al is survived by his two children, A. Benton Knight II of Hampton, VA, and Harriet K. Carpenter (Clay) of Grand Junction, CO; and three grandchildren, Alfred "Trey" Benton Knight III, Kellen Donegan Knight and Courtlyn Virginia Carpenter.

He is also survived by brothers and sisters Tom (Gloria), Curtis (Dolores), Sandy Baranek, Sonny, June, J.D. (Carolyn), Tina (Bob Evans), and Earl (Anne).

He was preceded in rest by his wife, Anne B. Knight, mother, Rhotenah Benton-Knight, his father Junious Elliot Knight, and his brothers Braxton Y. "Brack" Knight and Howard R. Knight.

 
 Al Knight
 
 
  Al began his nearly 70 year career in the men's clothing business as a 16 year old part timer at Wortheimer-Connors, graduating from Hampton High School in 1946. In 1951, he was drafted into the Army, and Anne Bloxom insisted they get married before he left Hampton.

Upon returning from service, Al owned and ran shops in Hilton, Riverdale, Coliseum Mall, Denbigh, ending his nearly 70 year career at Benton-Knight Ltd in downtown Hampton. Al and Anne spent six lovely decades together and in his own words, he was grateful for the long and fulfilled life he lived.

There was nothing he enjoyed more than people so please join the family from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, for a celebration of Al's life at Benton-Knight Ltd, 28 S. King St, Hampton, VA.

A memorial service will be held at 9:00am on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rosser Higgins officiating.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Al's memory to the Legacy Home for Hospice and Support, 2 Fenwick Rd., Hampton, VA 23651 or the Drs. Nadler and Vinik Diabetes Research Fund #3419 held at the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation. Make checks payable to the EVMS Foundation, Fund #3419, PO Box 5, Norfolk, VA 23501 or online at www.evmsfoundation.com.

Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on August 11, 2013.

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August 11,
2013 

Al was a very kind and affable man, and a fine businessman. I well remember the shop in Riverdale... always the very best of merchandise. He left an indelible mark on Hampton, which will prevail for many decades hence.
Deepest regrets for our loss, but great joy for the reunion with the love of his life!
Condolences and prayers for Harriet, Benton and all of Al's family.

~ D. Luis Otero, Hampton, Virginia

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August  11, 2013  

My condolences to the family of Alfred B. Knight in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps. 90:10 Ps. 37:10,11,,29.
Sincerely, E. Mitchell.

~ E. Mitchell, Virginia


August 11, 2013

Sincere condolence extended to the family. I fondly remember Al while growing up as a teenager and a close friend of Howard. I spent many hours at the clothing store with Al and Tubby and have many fond memories of Al. The family is in my prayers.
Ervin Horne, Winchester, VA
 


August 11, 2013

Mom and I are so sorry for your loss, Benton and Harriet . Your father was a big part of our lives for many years. We have such fond memories of him and he will always have a special place in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families .

~ Vickie Baber, Gloucester, Virginia
 


August 11, 2013

Sandy (Sis) Baranek and Family send condolences and will make a donation in Al's name to the Legacy Home for Hospice and Support.

 


August 11, 2013

Benton and Harriet, our prayers are with you and your family. We are grateful for the opportunity to have shared in the care of your father. It was more than an honor...it was a true blessing. Your father was a perfect gentleman. He was courageous to the very end. There is no doubt he is together again with your mother...I can only imagine the blessed reunion. As you grieve your loss, please know that our thoughts will remain with you and our prayers will be continuous for your comfort and peace. Blessings to you from The Legacy Home for Hospice and Support.
 

 

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mr. Knight's family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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