P. Wayne McKnight

P. Wayne McKnight, 69, of Moncks Corner, S.C., died Sunday morning at his residence.

He was born in Moncks Corner, son of Philip Nesmith and Olive (Bishop) McKnight.

Surviving are his wife, Linda (Bailey); two sons: Frank and wife, Kelly, and Tim and wife, Nikki, all of Williamsburg; eight grandchildren: Phillip, Tia, Zach, Andrea, Andrew, Katlin, Mara and Roni; and five siblings: Phyllis, Frances Wilder, Alva Williams, Eddie and Jerry, all of Moncks Corner, S.C.

Wayne was a 1962 graduate of Berkeley High School, where he played football on the 1960 state championship team, and he served in the U.S. Coast Guard during Vietnam. He retired as a chief of maintenance for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also owned and operated his own carpet and installation business.

Wayne was a member of both the Cordesville First Baptist Church and the Williamsburg Church of the Brethren in Williamsburg, Pa., where he served as a past chairman of the board. He was the master of Portage Lodge 220, F&AM, in both 1996 and 2000. He was a member of the Jaffa Shrine and the Royal Order of Jesters and was a former member of the Scottish Rite and Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Brethren and guests should assemble at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, for a Masonic service at 1 p.m. at Portage Lodge 220 Masonic Hall, Hollidaysburg. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Mr. McKnight’s life at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Church of the Brethren, Williamsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity fund of Portage Lodge 220, F&AM, 1008 Edgar St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.dial-murrayfuneralhome.com.