KNIGHTON, Richard Lee, 74, of Brooksville, Florida, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at home.
He was born February 4, 1944 in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in Brooksville. After he married his wife, Exer, they resided in Tampa then Lutz for 20 years before they settled back in Brooksville. He was an avid fishing enthusiast who also enjoyed hunting. Richard worked as a truck driver for Hernando County Department of Publics Works and was a member of Eden Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his brother: Jack Dunn. He is survived by his wife of 54 years: Exer Thomas Knighton; son: Richard Knighton; daughters and sons-in-law: Pamela Gochenaur & Owen Montgomery and Brenda & Tom Richard; grandchildren: Casey Butler (Tony), Blake Eads (Taylor), Dakota Eads, Samantha Huckaby (David), Brittney Knighton (Kyle) and Shelby Mennenger (Heinrich); great-grandchildren: Jacob, Sophia, Ian, Oaklynn and Zachary.
A Gathering for family and friends will be held from 1:00-2:30pm, Monday, January 14, 2019 at Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel. A Graveside Service will follow at Lake Lindsey Cemetery, with Pastor Damont Drake officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice.
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