April 27, 1923 - September 18, 2021
KNIGHT, SR. WALNUT COVE Claude Elton Ellington Knight, Sr., 98, died early Saturday morning, September 18, 2021 at Summerstone Health and Rehab Center. Claude was born on April 27, 1923 in Stokes County to the late Peter Willard and Laura Robertson Knight. He was a retired tobacco farmer. Claude was the lead singer of the group called “Midnight Bluegrass Boys”. Having traveled all over the country performing with well know musical groups. Had many offers to play with groups such as Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and Charlie Daniels, as well as many other well-known artists of their time. He lived by the golden rule in life. He always helped his neighbors whenever he had the chance. Family was the most important thing to him other than his faith in Jesus Christ. Claude proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Euline Wood Knight, son, Claude Ellington Knight, Jr., and three brothers, Willard Valentine Knight, Jesse Taylor Knight, and Bobby Roosevelt Knight. He is survived by his loving daughter, Peggy Knight, four grandchildren, Paula Adams (Billy), Elton Osborne, Lindsey Andrews (Josh), and Preston Knight (Hannah), four great grandchildren, Emily Vogel (Justin), Taylor Griffin (Steven), Bradley Osborne, and Emma Osborne, one great great grandchild, Brian Vogel. There will be a 3:00 pm Graveside Service held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Gardens of Memory, Walkertown with Pastor Wesley Bullins officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion, Post 290, 446 S Main St, King, NC 27021 or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27101. Online condolences may be made at www.burroughsfuneralhome.com. Burroughs Funeral Home, Walnut Cove is honored to be serving the Knight family.
KNIGHT, SR. WALNUT COVE Claude Elton Ellington Knight, Sr., 98, died early Saturday morning, September 18, 2021 at Summerstone Health and Rehab Center. Claude was born on April 27, 1923 in Stokes County to the late Peter Willard and Laura... View Obituary & Service Information
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