CUMBERLAND — Kenneth L. Knight, 73 of Cumberland, passed away Friday (June 29, 2018) at his home under the care of the Hospice of Guernsey and surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 10, 1944 in Abilene, TX a son of Bessie J. Alexander Hamilton of Newcomerstown, and the late Kenneth L. Knight, Sr.

He was a 1962 graduate of Newcomerstown High School. He went on to serve and protect our nation in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Caldwell VFW Post 4721 and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Newcomerstown. He was retired from the Noble County Sheriff’s Office following 22 years of serving his community, friends and neighbors. He also owned and operated the Kenneth L. Knight Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service in Dexter City for many years.

He enjoyed fishing and most of all spending time with his family, especially his daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved traveling and made many trips with his wife Christine back and forth to Florida. He was affectionately known as "Alice" to one of his nieces. He will be remembered as a soft spoken, loving father, husband and grandfather. He also loved to have his little dogs around him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Christine A. Johnson Knight, whom he married Sept. 13, 1980; a daughter, Kimberly L. Knight of Caldwell; two granddaughters, Chelsie Bartnicki of Caldwell and Carrie A. Yontz of Cambridge; six great-grandchildren, Kage, Cecilla, Billy, Ellie, Emory, and Jhett; a sister, Bonnie Jean Knight (Thomas) Heller of Wildwood, FL; niece, Leslie (Clark) Smith of Ocala, FL; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation Saturday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A memorial service will conclude visitation at 1 p.m. in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Cy Copeland officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations and the Noble County Sheriff’s Office. Services will conclude at the Funeral Home and inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Kenneth’s memory to the Hospice of Guernsey Inc., P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, Ohio 43725. To offer words of comfort to the family, please visit the Funeral Home’s website at, find us on Facebook or by calling our caring staff at (740) 732-1311.