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Thomas W. Knight

Posted By Hall-Wynne On December 1, 2011 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

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.

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Condolences for the family of “Thomas W. Knight”

Condolence from Amy Benson on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

I had the pleasure of being Tom’s manager and friend at Allied Barton Security Services at the Credit Suisse location. Tom was a pleasure to be around and always had a smile no matter how his day was going. He was an asset to the bank and he will be truely missed by many. Tom touched the lives of many employees at Credit Suisse both in NC and in NY with his winning personality. I will never forget his stories or how he loved his hot chicken wings…

My sincerest condolences go out to Melissa and Sherry and to all of the Knight family as you go thru this sad time.

Condolence from Lesley Young on December 2nd, 2011 12:00 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Tom’s loved ones. Tom was always a very special person to me Lesley and the rest of my family. As a young child I spent many nights with him, Ann, Sherry, and Melissa. He is going to be missed. Tom may you finally rest in peace, where you will no longer have pain and suffering. We know you are looking down on your girls and you will be their guardian angel. We love you!
Lesley Riddle Young & family
Ray, Darlene, & Lindsay Riddle

Condolence from Bobby Jackson on December 3rd, 2011 12:00 am

Worked with Thomas at N.C. School of Science and Math. He was always a lot of fun. A wonderful person.

Condolence from Melissa Knight on December 3rd, 2011 12:00 am

Thank you to those who have commented on dad’s page. He was a wonderful person and an even better dad. We will miss him dearly.

Love you Dad!

Condolence from Ann on December 3rd, 2011 12:00 am

I am very thankful that I was able to be the caretaker to Tom in his last months. We shared a lot of memories and happenings of today during his stay in my home. We had a special friendship that will always be in my heart. I remember even after we divorced; his mother would call and say: “Ann, you need to talk to Tommy, I just can’t do anything with him right now. Please call him.” Of course, I would and we would have long conversations about what he was going through. He was a good father. He worked hard all his life to be the best he could be. So many people put their children in the middle of their battles and disagreemnts. We can say that this is one thing we did not do and that is why we were able to have this special friendship after divorce. We love our girls very much. Thanks Tom for all the memories and times we had together. You will be missed.

You will always be in my heart,

Condolence from Eugene Royster on December 3rd, 2011 12:00 am

My condolences to your family for your loss. Work with Tom at Credit Suisse ,he was a great guy with agreat sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Al Martin on December 3rd, 2011 12:00 am

My condolences to the Knight Family at this time. It was a great pleasure working with Thomas,I will miss his great outlook that he had on life.My prayers are with you.

Condolence from Lakesia Register on December 3rd, 2011 12:00 am

I am so sorry for the loss of Knight. I worked with him at NIEHS and he was a great man who will be missed.

Condolence from Konnie M. Stamps on December 4th, 2011 12:00 am

Thomas was a great co-worker and one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing corny jokes and all. I’ll truly miss him.

My condolences to his family.

Condolence from Libby Edwards on December 4th, 2011 12:00 am

I am sorry for your loss. I know Tom will be missed. He will always be in our hearts.

Condolence from Susan Hughes on December 4th, 2011 12:00 am

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I wish the family peace during this time. I worked with Tom at Credit Suisse and enjoyed our time there together. He was always talking about his girls and could not brag enough on how proud he was of them and his Granddaughter and it was so refreshing to hear him talk about his former wife with only good things to say. That was just the kind of guy Tom was. He will truely be missed. Him and all his stories! Rest in peace, my friend…

Condolence from Renee Shelton on December 4th, 2011 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss and on going.

Condolence from Kevin & Shelbie Whitfield on December 4th, 2011 12:00 am

Sorry for the loss of Tom, he was a wonderful person inside and out. I know he was proud of his daughters, Sherry & Melissa. I know they will miss him dearly.

To my siter Ann, you are great for taking care of him in his final days.

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you lots….Kevin & Shelbie

Condolence from Erwin Batten on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

My wife and I are very sorry for your loss. We pray that the Lord will bring comfort to your heart.

Condolence from Ann Leifer on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

My prayers and condolences go to the family and friends of Thomas Knight. I know that he was well loved by all who worked with him. He leaves us with fond memories and joys and his spirit lives on within his children and family. He will be miss him greatly.

Condolence from Otis Barkley on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

I met Mr. Knight a few years ago while working at Southpoint Security and had the pleasure to work with him for Allied Barton. He has always been a great person to be around.He always had a funny story to tell and a way to make you laugh. It was a great plesure to had have the chance to meet someone like him. He was a friend to everybody he met and he will be missed.

My condolences to the family. I pray your peace in this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Nina Klein on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

I am happy to have met Thomas at Credit Suisse. Thomas was an exemplary person and security officer. He will be missed tremendously and will not be forgotten. I hope you find comfort in knowing what a good person Thomas was to everyone he met. God bless Thomas and his family.

Condolence from Elaine Guarnieri on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

We here at AlliedBarton Security Services in Raleigh extend our sincere sympathy to Tom’s family. He was a person and security officer who was admired and appreicated by his team.

Condolence from Cindy Harris Cayton on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

I’ve always remembered Tom as “Tommy”! I worked with him and Ann at Crum & Forster Insurance Company many, many years ago. He ALWAYS showed respect towards others and was nice to everyone. I was very sad when I saw that he had passed away. To Ann, Sherry, and Melissa….my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that Tommy was a wonderful father. Hold on to the memories and he will watch over you from heaven. God bless you all.

Condolence from Shannon Frost on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

I worked with Tom at Credit Suisse in RTP, NC. Tom was a warm friendly face and a great personality that I was able to connect with almost instantly. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.

Rest in Peace, Tom. Thank you for everything.

Condolence from Kathleen Rigert on December 5th, 2011 12:00 am

I met Tom working at Credit Suisse. He was such a kind and gentle man. On the quiet side but ALWAYS had a smile for everyone. I was so sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very difficult time. Try to find comfort in knowing he is at peace now.

Condolence from Mike Campi on December 6th, 2011 12:00 am

On behalf of Credit Suisse, I wish to express our great sadness on hearing of Tom’s passing. Although I did not have the opportunity to work closely with Tom on a daily basis, I was most impressed with his consistency and commitment to providing his quality service at our bank. I also know from my colleagues Amy Benson and Nina Klein how Tom’s work ethic fit our bank like a glove fits a hand. He was a close member of our security team and as such, he shared the same values, professionalism, honesty, integrity, and commitment. Not only did Tom possess all these qualities, he was a genuinely nice person who was liked by all. His co-workers held him in high regard and very much enjoyed their time working with him. Credit Suisse’s Corporate Security team sends our most sincere condolences to Tom’s family and all of his colleagues at the bank who will greatly miss him.
Kind regards,
Mike Campi

Condolence from Bobby Holloway on May 14th, 2014 12:00 am

I am not sure if the family still visits this site to see if there are any new condolences sent, however I just found out of Tommy’s passing. I use to work with Tommy at Crum and Forster insurance company in Durham years ago, Tommy was always that quiet soul that love to play jokes on people and pick at folk, he was always very happy and cheerful. I lost contact with Tommy after C&F closed but never forgot him, his peronality and kind demeanor is everlasting to all that knew him. I was sadden when I found out and wish that I had found out earlier so that I could have paid my respects in person. I know the family is smiling and laughing from all the memories Tommy left behind, I know there are many and that is how he would want it.

Bobby Holloway

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