Charles "Chip" M. Knight, Jr.

March 9, 1966May 14, 2020

LEXINGTON, SC – A memorial service for Charles M. Knight, Jr. “Chip”, 54, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Radius Church of Lexington. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Mr. Knight was born March 9, 1966 in Augusta, GA and passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was the son of the late Martha Sprawls Blanco and Charles M. Knight, Sr.

Mr. Knight grew up in North Augusta, SC, and played basketball at North Augusta Senior High School where he was known as “man beast.” Upon graduation from North Augusta Senior High School, Mr. Knight went on to attend the University of South Carolina at Aiken where he played basketball for two years on the Pacers men's team. He then transferred to Winthrop University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity Organization.

Mr. Knight loved his work and spent 30 years working in the wine and spirits industry. The last eight years were spent working as a Category Consultant for the Spirits Division of Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC of Columbia). When he was not working, he enjoyed watching basketball. Throughout the years, Mr. Knight was a man of many roles. He loved to coach, teach his children’s Sunday School classes, play golf with friends, listen to 80s music, drink Coke Zero, and enjoyed spending Saturdays cheering on the South Carolina Gamecock Football team with his family and friends.

Mr. Knight is survived by his wife, Valerie; sons, Zachary and T. J. Knight, both of Lexington, SC; sisters, Amy Daugherty (Stone) of Phoenix, AZ and Julie Anne Nikiforuk (Brad) of North Augusta, SC; nieces, Camryn Daugherty and Olivia Anne Nikiforuk; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and mother-in-law, Sue Buck.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at


  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Charles "Chip" M. Knight, Jr.

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Belinda ParkerParker

May 27, 2020

Dear Knight Family! We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Chip. We'll forever cherish the AAU basketball memories of when TJ and our Zachary were on the same team. It was such a pleasure meeting your family and sharing in the time watching and cheering our boys on. Chip was a great man. Our condolences and prayers are sent your way. May God bless you during this time and for always! Love, Jennings, Belinda, Joshua, and Zachary Parker

Michael Daugherty

May 21, 2020

Chip was honestly one of the nicest and most caring individuals I've had the pleasure of meeting. His sense of humor was refreshing and his dedication to his family and work were inspiring.

So sorry to hear of his passing. Love to Valerie and to the boys. I never met you but heard so much about you from many long conversations with Chip. Chip was truly a gentle giant.

Vivian Easler

May 21, 2020

Valerie, know that Christ is able to sustain you and your family. Have courage, Vivian

Lloyd McNair

May 20, 2020

Valerie I am so sorry for you ,Zachary and T.J. I was stunned when I
heard of Chips death. He was a wonderful person and great fellow
employee. He will be missed by every one who knew Chip.

Melissa Whitlock

May 18, 2020

Valerie, my heart just breaks for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
-Melissa and Jamie

Julie Curl

May 17, 2020

Dear Valerie,
Although I have never known you and your dear family,
I know your mom real well. She and I were members of Belvedere Baptist Church until I moved my membership several years ago.
I also knew your Dad from church as well.
Your mom graduated from NAHS with my brother Jim Holmes.

I was so sad to hear of the untimely death of your husband.
I have seen pictures of your handsome sons on Sue's Facebook posts. I know you and Sue are so proud of them.

Please accept my deepest condolences and may God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.

Jennifer McInnis

May 17, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Chip always had a smile on his face. You will be in our prayers!
Jennifer, Courtney , Parker and Mason McInnis

Adrienne Whaley

May 16, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I always appreciated you being so kind to me and asking about my boys. Wells and I also were just talking about how we enjoyed talking with your husband at the Whaley Christmas parties. Please know that you and your boys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Adrienne and Wells Whaley

Sandra Travis

May 16, 2020

We were neighbors of the Knight's for many years and knew Chip from his childhood. We noted the recent death of Martha and were so sorry to hear it, and now we are saddened to learn of Chip's untimely death.
Recently I sometimes saw Chip at the Grace UMC Christmas Eve service, and several times we were able to speak after the service. Yes, he was so proud of his family! He seemed to be well content with his life and it was always a joy to talk with him.
We know Chip will be missed and his absence will continue to be a deep sorrow for you all. We send our condolences and prayers for your comfort.

The Travis Family

Ted Spinella

May 16, 2020

Valerie, Nancy and I just wanted to let you, Zach & TJ know that you are in our prayers at this most difficult time. Chip was one of the kindest people that I have ever had the pleasure of being around. He was so faithful in checking with me weekly when I had my accident in 2012. When I first saw him at the office he gave me such a big bear hug I thought my ribs were broken again, but I didn't mind. If there is ANYTHING that I can possibly do for you, please get in touch with me. God Bless You All!

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