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Kinchen Coffield Knight

Posted By Hall-Wynne On July 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Durham,Obituaries | No Comments

Kinchen Coffield Knight, 83, a resident of Chapel Hill, died at home unexpectedly on July 19, 2014.
Coffield Knight was born February 25, 1931, to the late Ida Lowe Knight and the late Kinchen Coffield Knight of Whitakers, NC. He graduated from Duke University in 1953, beginning a life-long passion for Duke Basketball. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army in Korea and Hawaii from 1953-1955. On August 26, 1956, he married his college sweetheart, Sally Cooper Dean, in Louisburg, NC. For over 30 years he worked in the Trust Department of Central Carolina Bank, retiring as a Senior Vice President.

In addition to spending time with family, caring for animals, and supporting Duke Basketball, Coffield’s passion was boating. He was an active member and officer of the Durham Sail and Power Squadron. Coffield was so devoted to boating education that as the six-time winner of the DSPS Education Award, in 2004 the award was renamed the K. Coffield Knight Education Award. He was also named Teacher of the Year for the district in 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sally Dean Knight; daughter Martha Scott Knight of Chapel Hill; son Kevin Coffield Knight Margaret and three grandchildren, Anna, Caleb, and Bailey Knight of Arlington, VA; and his close cousin John Lucinda MacKethan of Raleigh. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Lowe Knight.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the U.S. Power Squadrons Educational Fund PO Box 30423, Raleigh NC 27622 or http://www.usps.org/edfund/contribute.htm, to the American Heart Association, or to a charity of choice.

Funeral services will be held Thursday July 24, 11:00 a.m., at Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hallwynne.com. See Obituaries. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall-Wynne Funeral Services of Durham.

Condolences for the family of “Kinchen Coffield Knight”

Condolence from Angela Abu Rahma on July 22nd, 2014 12:00 am

Scotty and Family – my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Scotty, draw strength from the many things you shared with your dad and the love that kept you close.

Condolence from Mimi Chitty on July 22nd, 2014 12:00 am

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person and I have enjoyed knowing both of you. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Love, Mimi

Condolence from Dan Caswell on July 22nd, 2014 12:00 am

Only knew Coffield a short time as a new member of the DSPS.I enjoyed his recent class in basic navigation/piloting. I’m sure he will be missed. Condolences from myself and my family to his family and many friends.

Condolence from Dora Beal on July 23rd, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Sally, I was saddened to hear of Cofields’ death. My love goes out to you and your family. I wish I could attend the services, but I’m having walking difficulties. I’m living here at Springmoor and would love for us to keep in touch. My number here is 919 848 7429. Call when you are able. Love Dora Anne

Condolence from Tom Woodlief on July 23rd, 2014 12:00 am

Sally and Scotty,
We were very saddened and shocked to hear about Cofield’s passing. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We are glad we had the chance to visit with him recently.
Tom & Joyce Woodlief

Condolence from D/Lt/C John Bagby on July 24th, 2014 12:00 am

Sally and Coffield Knight Family –
The Bridge of District 27 notes with heartfelt sadness the passing of our squadron mate, a husband, father, and grandfather. I am posting a note to you today with our condolences.
D/Lt/C John Bagby
District 27
United States Power Squadrons

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