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Lee C Knuckles, Sr
Jun 17, 1941 to May 16, 2018

 

Lee Clinton Knuckles, Sr., age 76 of 950 South Main Street, Sumter, SC passed away peacefully at his home after a long illness very early Wednesday at 3:57 a.m. May 16, 2018. Born June 17, 1941 in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Reverend London C. Knuckles and Mary Gaffney Knuckles. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 325 West Fulton Street, Sumter, SC for 55 years, formerly serving asdriver for then Pastor Stallings, former member of the Menís Adult Choir, Sunday School Teacher, Trustee Board, and as the Church Custodian. Mr. Knuckles is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sara C. Knuckles; four children, Savitra Bostick and husband Dr. Anthony Bostick of Tega Cay, Sara Hunter and husband Sergeant First Class (Retired) Marvin Hunter of Virginia Beach, VA, Lucia Jacobs and Police Lieutenant (Retired) Gregory Jacobs of Irmo, SC, and Sergeant (Retired) Lee Knuckles, Jr. of Columbia, SC. He leaves to share fond memories: thirteen grandchildren: Akilah Bostick, Jabari Bostick, Maya Bostick, First Lt. Nigel Bostick (2018 Graduate of The Citadel) of Tega Cay, SC, Brittney Hunter and Brianna Hunter of Virginia Beach, VA., Jasmine Jacobs of Middletown, Connecticut, DeAngelo Jacobs of Lexington, SC, Solomon Jacobs of Irmo, SC, Sonalli Knuckles of Atlanta, GA., Nandi Knuckles of Louisville, KY., Lee Knuckles, III and Cori Knuckles of Columbia, SC; one great-grand daughter Kagome Knuckles; two loving sisters, Grace Knuckles Knox (Macon - Deceased), of Lanham, Maryland, and Dr. Mary Knuckles Jones and husband Lucious Jones of Gaffney, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Knuckles, Sr. was a 1959 graduate of Granard High School, Gaffney, SC where he was a trumpeter and drum major on the Granard High School marching band. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GAand continued his studies at Morris College in Sumter graduating in 1964 with a Bachelorís Degree in science. In 1978, he received the Masterís Degree in educational leadership from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He taught in the Sumter School District #17 for over 30 years. In addition to serving the Sumter Community as a professional educator, Mr. Knuckles served as president of the Sumter County Education Association, and member of the SC and National Education Associations. He was a member of the Sumter Historical Society and served the Sumter Community as a Sumter City Police Reserve Officer more than ten years. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 950 South Main Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2 p. m, from the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 West Fulton Street, Sumter, with the Rev. James Blassengame, pastor, eulogist. The remains will be placed in the church at 1 p. m. for viewing until time of services. The procession will leave from the home at 1:30 p. m. Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Park, 3001 Cainís Mill Road, Sumter. Services directed by The Management and Staff of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North
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