Dorman Lane "Don" Kight

August 3, 1937January 13, 2013

Dorman L. "Don or Donnie" Kight 1937 - 2013

Dorman L. Kight, "Don or Donnie", 75, passed away on January 13, 2013, after an extended illness.

He was born on August 3, 1937, in Tallassee, Alabama. He was raised in Bonifay, Florida along with his two brothers. Don served in the Air Force and after his service in the military he pursued a college degree at the Miami-Dade Jr. College, receiving an Associates degree in 1970 and then attended the University of Florida where he received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 1972.

He moved to Tallahassee, Florida, to raise his family and pursue his professional career. After over 30 years as an Accountant, he retired from Department of Environmental Protection (formerly known as Department of Natural Resources-Division of Law Enforcement) to spend more time with his grandkids and have more time for his hobbies of hunting, fishing, ballroom and country-western dancing.

Don Kight is survived by his daughters, Carina Dunlap and her husband Andrew and Tara Hewitt and her husband Craig; five grandchildren, Adam Dunlap, Evan Dunlap, Craig Hewitt III, Catherine Hewitt, and Camille Hewitt; two brothers, Frank Kight and his wife Patricia of Leroy,Alabama and Joe Kight and wife Diane of Pensacola, Florida. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins all of whom held a special place in his heart.

Funeral services will be held at John Wesley United Methodist church in Tallahassee, Florida, on Wednesday, January 16th at 3pm. Family will receive visitors immediately following the service at the home of Carina Dunlap until 6pm.

A graveside service for close friends and family will be held the following day at Noon Eastern Time at the Bonifay Cemetery; 507 North Caryville Rd., Bonifay, FL. 32425.

The family would like to thank everyone who touched our loved one's life, we are forever grateful for your kindness and friendship.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the National Parkinsons Foundation, North Florida Chapter. PO Box 14722 Tallahassee, FL 32317 The Chapter is committed to serving the local Parkinson community in cooperation with the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Parkinson's Center.

Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road in charge of arrangements.



  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 16, 2013


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Marlin Johnson

September 6, 2013

I miss you Don. You taught me how to surf fish. I will never forget our long rides around the panhandle with no certain destination. Your stories of the old days. Stopping and grabbing a bag of boiled peanuts or an ice cream. Rest in peace my friend.

Jean Coxon Naim

August 13, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Don in England and we were good friends. I only found him recently (but too late)while looking to see if I could find him in Florida. My sincere condolences to all his family.

Janice Clenney Schaub

April 26, 2013

I am shocked to learn of Donnie's passing. Although I haven't seen him for years, there were some good times in Bonifay when we were all kids. When I learned of this I was speechless. Remember the good times with him, I know he was a very good man. May he rest in peace knowing he was loved by many. Love, your cousin.

Bonnie Dunson

January 18, 2013

I am so sory to hear of Don's passing. I know he will be missed. I worked with Don in the early 90's at the Dept. of Environmental Protection. Don was a pleasure to work with as I never heard him say anything negative to or about anyone. We had a running joke that if you needed any money you had to see Don he was good and would only have his note pad with filled with notes. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bonnie

January 16, 2013

Carina, I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away. Please know that you are in my prayers. Love, Jane Kynoch

Doris Baranik

January 14, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. Don was a sweet and gentle man. I still have the newpaper photo of Don and Craig III coming from the circus! Know that he is at peace. May you find comfort in your memories and your loving family.

Prayers and love,
Aunt Doris