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Frank Victor Knight

December 22, 1951 - August 16, 2022

Frank Victor Knight, 70, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Runk & Pratt. Frank’s parents were Frank Thornton and Ruth Victor Knight of Altavista, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ann Johnson Knight of Lynchburg; his daughter, Jenni Williams and her husband, Brad, of Simpsonville, S. C.; his brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Pam Knight, of Towson, Md.; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lee and Rhonda Johnson of Forest; nieces and nephew, Beth Williams (Court), Bryant Knight (Bonnie), Savannah Cook (David), and Carmen Johnson; four great nieces and one great nephew.

Frank graduated from Altavista High School and earned his degree in political science from Virginia Tech. Frank was a dedicated sports fan and will be remembered for his love of Virginia Tech Hokies football and basketball, as well as the New York Yankees. Frank worked in sales for most of his career and retired after twenty years from James T. Davis Paint. He was an elder and active member of Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, always greeting visitors and friends alike with a warm smile.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church (2424 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503) by Pastor Ron Cox. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

You are welcome to help us celebrate Frank’s life by wearing Hokie maroon, orange, and white to the service.

Those wanting to honor Frank’s memory may consider a gift to the Rivermont EPC Body Life fund, which was established to help church members in need.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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We would like to send our condolences to you and your family. Frank will be missed! We will be praying for you!

Posted by Carol Bush on August 26, 2022

He was a pleasure to know and will be missed by many.

Posted by Paul R VanKerckhove on August 19, 2022

You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kelly Parnell on August 19, 2022

Ann, I am so very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We have moved to mama's house in Appomattox, and I was just looking up something and found the sad news. Our family will be praying for you all. Blessings. Terri

Posted by Terri Davis on August 18, 2022

I was privileged to go through elementary and high school with Frank. He was everything anyone could want in a friend. To have known him was a blessing.

Posted by Pat Brown Tompkins on August 18, 2022

Jenni & Family: I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I did not know him personally, but I know you and he raised a remarkable God-fearing, caring and kind daughter. May the wonderful memories of your daddy live on in your heart and in the hearts of those who loved him most. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness and grief.

Posted by Cyndi Stake on August 18, 2022

Please accept our deep condolences and our unending prayers for peace. Jenni is a very dear and special friend, her daddy raised her right! Ann, my prayers for you are constant - You and your Frank have modeled a strong and happy Christ centered marriage for your daughter and her Brad - I know your heart aches and I know your faith, your family and your friends sustain you.

Posted by Jane Robelot on August 17, 2022

Sending all sympathy to Jenni and her mom and family.

Posted by Carol Clarke on August 17, 2022

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