Richard Harold Knight, 76, of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. Mr. Knight was born Nov. 29, 1942, in Wilkes County to William Lester and Mae Adams Knight.

Mr. Knight was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and choir leader. He was also very active with Relay for Life.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Hilltop Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronnie Gregory and the Rev. Rodney Blake officiating. A private burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Hilltop Baptist Church, prior to the service.

Mr. Knight is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon Royall Knight; two daughters, Shannon Knight and Summer Knight; three brothers, Johnnie Knight, Marvin Knight and James Knight; four sisters, Sarah Brown, Jean Wyatt, Betty Ann Walker and Linda Kay Royal; and one granddaughter, Olivia Knight.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Annette Battle, Relay for Life, P.O. Box 9, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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