Tommy W Knight

December 30, 1949December 28, 2017

IRMO – SGM Tommy Wayne Knight, U.S. Army (Ret.), 67, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel with burial following at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 1:00 pm with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Born in Lancaster, he was a son of the Thurlow and Geneva Mackey Knight. Tommy proudly served his country in the United States Army for 28 years; he attended the Memorial Main Post Chapel on Fort Jackson. He also worked for 18 years at the University of South Carolina in the Communications Department. He loved to work in the garden and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Terry Mallare Knight; daughter, Tessa Mallare Wilson and husband, Mark of Rock Hill; grandchildren, Audrey Wilson and Aidan Wilson; brother, James E. Knight of Irmo and sister, Betty Lou Robinson of Kershaw. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Knight and sister, Bobbie Jean Hanlon. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 4, 2018


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Sheila Reames

January 5, 2018

RIP Tom...You will be missed by all.Thanks for your service to our country. God bless you and your family.

Marilyn Ardis

January 4, 2018

I worked with Tommy for many years at UTS, He was one of the most uplifting people I have ever had the good fortune to know. May he Rest In Peace.

Bill Pawley

January 4, 2018

Tommy was my friend for many years. How can I best describe him? He took the best that was in him and tried to bring happiness and order to the world he lived in. Tommy did not fear his summons, the journey or the angel that greeted him. Tommy trusted God to do as much for him (Tommy) as he had tried to do for others during the years he shared with us. At the end of his road he found love and welcoming in God's care. I shall watch for Tommy and pray for Tommy until he is out of sight; and then wait for the day when I shall make the same journey knowing that at the end of the road he will be waiting to greet me. God bless Tommy, his family and his friends. May God hold us all in the palm of his hand until we are all together again. Bill Pawley

Bill Hogue

January 3, 2018

I couldn't say it any better than Mike did below. As a fellow vet, I had immense respect for Tommy's accomplishments and his sense of self. Only a tiny handful make it to Sergeant Major, and they know how to lead. We were grateful every day that Tommy chose to spend his post-military career helping us become a better information technology organization and a better university. Even as you grieve, I hope you are able to take solace and find peace in a lifetime of memories.

Mike Holland

January 2, 2018

I always enjoyed my conversations with Tommy and other fellow veterans at the UTS Annex at USC about our various experiences in the miliary. He was a true patriot and a fine man. My heartfelt condolences for the family. May his soul rest in peace.


December 31, 2017

May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)

Chaplain Tobie Pollock, DMin, BCC

December 31, 2017

May his memory bring you comfort and peace. Thank you for allowing us to be part of his care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family members.

Ella Wider

December 31, 2017

Tommy was a delight to work with in the Communications dept at USC. We were sad to see him retire a few years ago. Rest in peace Tommy. A job well done! You were faithful in all things. May your family have peace and joy in the days and years ahead

James & Sang Heffelfinger

December 31, 2017

You will be missed old friend, plenty of good talk about you this morning in church. God Bless and happy you are with the Lord and out of pain.

Ben Bost

December 31, 2017

Thoughts and prayers