Thomas Hardin Knight, 85, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.

After serving in the U. S. Navy on the USS Osage (LSV-3) during World War II, Tom completed a degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

He had a distinguished career of 39 years with the Buckeye Corporation of Proctor and Gamble. Tom loved reading, sailing, music and sports; but most of all spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine; son Kevin Knight (Alicia); stepsons Bill (Sherry) and Derek McGinn, all of Panama City; daughter-in-law Elaine Mack Knight of Charlottesville, Virginia; brother Robert (Lavern), of Vernon, and sister-in-law Elaine F. Knight, of Panama City; and sister Barbara (Ray) Stanyard of Tallahassee.

Tom was the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents Sadie "Peggy" Archibald and Thomas Ferguson Knight, his first wife Lessie Swindle Knight, brother Richard "Dick" Knight and son Dr. James G. Knight.

Donations in Tom's honor and in gratitude for the wonderful care he received may be made to Shepherd Center 2020 Peachtree Rd NW Atlanta, Georgia 30309-9965 /; or Big Bend Hospice, Gadsden County Special Needs, 105 N. Jackson St., Quincy, Fl. 32351