Henry Black Knighten Sr.

henry knighten sr.

November 26, 1929 ~ December 16, 2011

Born in: Montgomery, AL
Resided in: Snellville, GA

KNIGHTEN, Sr., Henry Black, age 82, a resident of Lilburn, Georgia formerly of Montgomey, Alabama, joined his wife for Christmas, Friday morning, December 16, 2011. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; Ginger and Jay Larkins of California; his son and daughter-in-law, Henry B., Jr. and Pamara of Jefferson, Georgia; and daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jerry Willis of Snellville, Georgia. Five grandchildren, Mindy Arnette and husband David; Casey Nunn and wife Stephanie; Henry B. Knighten, III and wife Yuko, Amy Knighten and Remmington Willis. Great Grandchildren, Taylor Mac Arnette, Brady Thomas Arnette, Piper Price, Sebastian Nunn, Elliott Nunn, and Zachary Knighten. Mr. Knighten was born November 26, 1929 in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a member of Norcross First United Methodist Church, a Life Time Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, which he held the offices as Exalted Ruler of Decatur Elks Lodge 1602, State Vice President and District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. He ran track at the University Of Alabama, and was selected to attend O.C.S. training at Fort Benning during the Korean War, and retired as Lt. Colonel from the Army. He continued his education at Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama, and retired at age 55 as the Associate Regional Director of Medicare for the Southeast Region. He was always the life of a party and the king of dance. Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday at Wages Funeral Home in the chapel at 3:30 p.m. Gwinnett County, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, 770 277- 4550.

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  1. Dear Ginger, Hen, Nan and families,
    We are deeply saddened over the loss of your dad and our dear friend. As you said, he is now with his beloved Virginia Mama again. We will all miss him greatly. God bless you all.

  2. A great person,fellow worker and friend. We had many good times together.
    Tell Virginia hello from Dick and Bobbie.

  3. Your Mom and Dad are dancing in Heaven…what a Christmas gift!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you

    Tamra Cantore

  4. Ginger and Family: I am truly sorry for your loss, but happy for Mary V. & Henry, together again at last! What a beautiful obituary. Wish I could be there today, but didn’t find out in time. You’re in my thoughts, though. Love, Lisa K

  5. Henry, you were a great boss and co-worker as well as a fellow Elk and faithful attendance at the monthly Retirees Luncheon. I now cherish the many photographs you subjected us to.

    We know you have found peace and contentment, but we will miss you all the same.

    Gerry & Donna Purgason

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