DURHAM -Thomas Tom W. Knight passed away Thursday morning, December 1 after a long battle with cancer. He was originally from Durham but has been residing in Franklinton, North Carolina with his caretaker, Ann R. Matti. He was born December 14, 1955 and was the son of the late Arthur J. Knight, Jr. and Hattie Lou Lasater Knight and brother of the late Heather A. Knight.
Tom is survived by his daughters, Melissa A. Knight of Greensboro; Sherry L. Sliwa of Durham; granddaughter, Brooke A. Harryman of Greensboro; brother, John A. Knight of Durham; Godmother, Mary W. Canada of Durham.
Tom was a very caring, loving individual whose smile and mild demeanor immediately won people over. He was a very hard worker and strived to do the best at everything he encountered. Tom was a wonderful father and a devoted friend to many and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank Duke HomeCare and Hospice for helping them make his last few months more comfortable through the kindness and compassion of their staff.
The family will receive friends and family at the home
Friends may visit Sunday, December 4 from 3:00 – 5:00 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Durham, and also at the home of Ann R. Matti, 75 Pebble Creek Drive, Franklinton, NC on Saturday December 3, 2011 from 5:00-9:00pm
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 5 at 2pm from Hall-Wynne Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials can be made to Duke HomeCare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
Online condolences www.hallwynne.com, Select Obituaries.