CATLETTSBURG - Harry Curtis "Curt" McKnight, 82, of Short St., Catlettsburg, went to be with his Lord on Friday morning, April 22, 2011 in Community Hospice Care Center.
Mr. McKnight was born June 13, 1928, in Catlettsburg, a son of the late John Oliver and Julia Robinette McKnight.
Curt served his country honorably during the Korean War in the United States Army with the 5th Calvary, where he received the Bronze Star. He was an ironworker with the Local 769 for more than 55 years. Curt loved his church, having given his time and talent to set all the steel for the beautiful Oakland Avenue Baptist Church sanctuary and his later years helped maintain the Lord's house through dedicated maintenance and faithfulness.
Curt leaves behind two daughters, Robin Williams of Catlettsburg and Annettea��(Mike) Macoy of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Ashley and David Chaffin, Paula and Scott Qualls, Brooke and Casey Williams, Nicholas Pusztai and Sean Macoy; three great-grandchildren, Grant Chaffin, Laura Grace Chaffin and Gatiln Chaffin; and three nephews, Kenneth McKnight, Doug McKnight and Robert "Bob" McKnight.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Peters McKnight; grandson, Geoff Macoy, brothers, Albert Lester, John McKnight, Vernon McKnight, Franie McKnight, and Bill McKnight; son-in-law, Paul "Pooh-Bear" Williams; and a sister-in-law, Betty McKnight.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Pastors Paul Badgett and Mike Blankenship will honor Curt with words of faith and hope. Final rest in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KYa��41101.
Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is in charge of arrangements.
Monday, April 25th, 2011