Raymond Lee Knight


Raymond Lee Knight, 66, of Boothsville Community, passed away on March 22, 2019, at his residence. Raymond was born on September 15, 1952, in Fairmont, a son of the late Simon Edward Knight and Mabel Twyla (Rutherford) Knight.

Raymond worked in construction all his life. He loved the outdoors, including hunting and farming. He also enjoyed spending time at cookouts with family. He was proud of his children and grandchildren.

Raymond joined the Boothsville Volunteer Fire Department in October 06, 1976, having served his community to the best of his training and knowledge until his health forced him to step down. He served as the Chief of the Fire Department for several years. One of his biggest awards was winning the first ever county-wide Joel McCann Award. He was also a member of the Taylor County EMS Authority Board, the Taylor County Rescue Squad Advisory Board, and both the Marion County and Harrison-Taylor County Fire Chief Association.

He also worked with the Boy Scouts Pack and Troop 96, helping scouts to earn the honor of Eagle Scout.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by wife, Patricia "Patty" Louise Layman Knight, whom he married on June 10, 1972.
Raymond is survived by sons: Stephen "Steve" Knight and wife Christine, of Smithfield, Pennsylvania and Andrew Ray Knight, of Boothsville; daughter, Rachel Eileen Knight, of Boothsville; and grandchildren: Mark Knight, Kristen Knight, Cassidy Knight, and Hunter Knight; and step-grandchildren: Mackenzie Lilley and Cole Lilley.

He is also survived by sister, Mary Knight Seese, of Boothsville; brothers: John Wayne Knight and Michael Allen Knight, both of Boothsville, and Richard Edward Knight and wife Tracy, of Fairmont; mother-in-law, Wilma Louise Hamilton Layman, of Montana Mines; brother-in-law, William "Bill" Robert Layman and wife Debbie, of Bunner Ridge; as well as several loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, on Sunday, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., and on Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a fireman's visitation from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., with services taking place at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, with Pastor Michael Richards and Pastor Kenny Rockwell officiating. Interment will follow at Clermont Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on March 22, 2019
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5 posts

Kevin Moore, Retired Marion County Deputy Sheriff
Mar 26, 2019
Very Sorry to hear of Ray's passing been on a number of scenes Car Accidents , house fires, I helped redo the fire locators back in the 90's to me he was a good guy.
Bruce Blakemore
Mar 25, 2019
Raymond and I worked together with the fire department and with the Boy Scout. I know he will be missed, by his family and the community.
Debra Springer
Mar 23, 2019
I am very saddened to hear of Raymond's passing.He was a true humanitarian and kind soul.He helped take care of me and my family many times.He will truly be missed in the Boothsville community and in our hearts.
Lisa S.
Mar 23, 2019
To the Knight Family, I would Iike to send my deepest condolences. I was so sorry to read of the loss of your loved one. Please accept comfort and hope from the scriptures found at (Acts 24:15 and 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 NWT,) that states that we can have hope that the loved ones we have loses will be brought back to life and that until then God promises to comfort us through any trial that we are going through. May Jehovah God continue to be with you all.
Virginia Zuspan
Mar 23, 2019
Raymond was a true friend Iknew Carl was in good hands when I would see Raymond when he was there to take him to the hospital. Rest in peace good friend.