Mr. Don "Daddy Don", "Opa" "Donald" B. McKnight

September 12, 1936July 31, 2019

WEST COLUMBIA – Don Barton McKnight, 82, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Born in North Carolina on September 12, 1936, he was the son of Dorothy McKnight and the late Edgar Monroe McKnight. Survivors include his loving wife, Rosemarie McKnight; son, Bart T. McKnight (Linda); daughters, Andrea I. Sharpe, Heike L. Hershey (Stephen); grandchildren, Haley McKnight, Katie McKnight, Landis Wilson, Nicole Owens and great-grandchildren, Karrington and Memphis Owens. Mr. McKnight graduated from Carlisle Military School. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Partners of America and a longtime member of the Ed Mack Compressor Company that was originally founded by his father. He volunteered with Lexington Medical Center and was an avid Gamecock fan. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, with interment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, August 3, 2019


Mr. Don "Daddy Don", "Opa" "Donald" B. McKnight

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Harvey Johnson

August 5, 2019

Dear McKnight family, You have my sympathy, love and prayers for all your deep pain and sorrow for the loss of your dear husband and Dad. Remember the love of Christ surrounds you and he is "the resurrection and the life, and those who believe in him never die; they just move on to Heaven to be with him." God bless you. I love you and pray for you all.

Mary Wallace Coleman

August 4, 2019

Marie, I was so saddened to hear about Don. He was always so pleasant and I always enjoyed chatting with him. My sincere condolences to all of you. You especially will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lindq Harrison

August 3, 2019

My heart and prayers are with all of you.

Heike & Steve Hershey

August 2, 2019

Donald...Opa...Daddy will be sorely missed. We are so happy you were a part of our lives and helped us create wonderful memories. We love you and will never forget you and don't worry.......Oma will be taken care of!!! Enjoy a Cuba Libre and we will will see you again one day!!!!

Sylvia Knight

August 2, 2019

My condolences to Rosemarie and his family.

Sylvia Knight

Luz Salazar

August 1, 2019

I met Don in his trips to Cali, Colombia with Partners of the Americas where we had such a good time! Then when I moved to USA with my husband in 1999, he was so generous that he offered us his house for 6 months so we could stay and see if we would move permanently, which we did thanks to the opportunity he gave us. We will always be very thankful. Also at Lexington Medical Center where I was working we met a lot of times, always with a smile! He will be missed! Our sympathy to Rosemarie and all his family.