Ocean Beach 06

Roy Eugene McKnight

June 22, 1953 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 67)


Roy Eugene McKnight, 67, of King, passed away, Saturday, November 7, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born the seventh son of Wesley Samuel and Mable Catherine Utt McKnight on June 22, 1953.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Deborah Dalton McKnight; one son and daughter-in-law, Wesley (Christine) McKnight; a step-son, Michael Pack and family; three brothers, Howard McKnight, Charles McKnight, and Melvin McKnight; nieces, Nichole and Michele; and nephews, David and Christopher; great nephews, Gabriel, Zandy, and Micah; and great niece, Presley; and all of the nieces and nephews from the McKnight family.   He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Ashley McKnight; and three brothers, Johnny McKnight, Donald McKnight, and Samuel McKnight.

A man who worked for over twenty-five years hauling freight for RJR, enjoyed his time in the great out- of-doors.  He relished time at the beach, fishing and finding a shady spot to relax. When home, he loved working in his gardens, tending bounteous produce or sharing rocking chair time with his wife on their front porch. Roy will surely be missed.  The family wishes to thank Mountain Valley Hospice for their excellent care and compassion shown to Mr. McKnight during his illness. 

Mr. McKnight will lie in state at Cox-Needham Funeral Home on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Little Mountain Baptist Church.  Mr. McKnight will lie in state from 8:00-10:00 AM, prior to the service, at Cox-Needham Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The Rev. Bill Watson will be officiating. 

The family asks that all attendees please wear facial coverings and practice social distancing.  If not feeling well or have a fever, please refrain from attending in order to aid in the prevention of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

Cox-Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the McKnight family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Roy Eugene McKnight, please visit our floral store.


Lie-in-state for public viewing
November 9, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cox - Needham Chapel (NC)

Lie-in-state for public viewing
November 10, 2020

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Cox - Needham Chapel (NC)

Funeral Service
November 10, 2020

12:00 PM
Little Mountain Baptist Church
640 Little Mountain Church Road
Ararat, NC 27007

November 10, 2020

1:00 PM
Cox-Needham Funeral Home
822 West Main Street
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041

© 2020 Cox-Needham Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy