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Patrick Lynn “Pat” Knighton



Patrick Lynn “Pat” Knighton, 73, of Ronceverte, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg.

He was born March 17, 1948 at Covington, VA, a son of Kathleen L. Leffel Knighton of Covington, VA and the late Roy Nelson Knighton.

Pat was a member of Rhema Christian Center, was a retired supervisor from the Paper Mill in Covington, VA, was an avid hunter and was a U.S. Army Reserves veteran for 7 ½ years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Anna Marie Knighton, a daughter, Kim Behrens (Kurt), three step children, Melissa Patterson, Dale Patterson and Michael Patterson (Charity); a grandson Tyler J. Seco, step-grandchildren, Andrew and Reece Patterson, Faith Gordon, and Matthew Patterson; a great granddaughter, Olivia Rose Seco; step-great grandson, Brantley James Gordon; two sisters, Kathy Hargrove (Tom) and Karen Mays (Brett); and a brother, Larry Knighton (Georgia).

A memorial service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Rhema Christian Center in Lewisburg, with Pastor Stewart Farley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Rhema Christian Center or to Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting

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