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Former Circuit Court Judge David Knight passes away at 85

Photo Courtesy of Seaver Funeral Home

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - David Knight, former Circuit Court Judge and Prosecuting Attorney has died. He was 85.

A Mercer County native, Knight graduated from Bluefield High School and went on to Concord University, obtaining his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law.

Appointed by former Gov. Gaston Caperton, Knight served for 12 years as Circuit Court Judge following 21 years as a Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney.

In his final working years, Knight filled the bench as a Senior Circuit Court Judge when needed.

When not working, Knight spent his time at Fountain Springs Golf Course in Monroe County. He attended First United Methodist Church in Princeton for over 60 years and taught Sunday School.

Knight leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Ellen, as well as three children, 23 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, his sister, and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service for his family will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb 24 at First United Methodist Church. A burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens will follow the service.

No public visitation will be held. Those that wish to live stream the funeral service can do so here.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to First United Methodist Church's Feeding Hungry Children ministry.

Taylor Hall

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