Clifford Fred Knight, Sr., 94, formerly of Mulberry Street in Claremont, NH, died Thursday (Feb. 8, 2018) at Woodlawn Care center in Newport, NH, following a period of failing health.
He was born in South Acworth, NH, on January 5, 1924, the son of Rhodes S. and Irene J. (Hall) Knight and had been a lifetime area resident. Clifford was a US Army Veteran of World War 2, serving in the South Pacific. He had been employed at Green Box Company in North Walpole for 20 years, he then worked for 12 years as a dairy farmer then at Can Am for two years and retired from Dorr Woolen Mill in Guild, NH in 1996 after 13 years.
He was the widower of Dorothy Y. (Pitkin) Knight who predeceased him on September 17, 2005.
Members of his family include three sons: Clifford F. Knight, Jr., Lempster, NH; Richard Knight, Charlestown, NH; Olney Knight and his wife, Lisa, Claremont, NH; two daughters, Elizabeth King, Claremont, NH; Virginia Patnaude, Portsmouth, NH; 12 grandchildren, Trixie and her husband, Scott, Timothy and his wife, Robyn, Loretta, BillieJo, Charley, Richard, Jr., Samantha, Olney, Jr., Meagan, William, Candie, Susanette, 23 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Theresa Knight, a sister, Geneva Smolen, two brothers, James Knight and Olney Knight.
Funeral Services will be helad at 7:00 pm on Friday (Feb. 16) at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH with the Rev. Donna Leslie, officiating.
Interment will be later in the spring in the Acworth Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6 pm until the time of services. You are invited to share a memory of Clifford with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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