Toby S. McKnight


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Toby Samuel McKnight, 45, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday June3, 2018. He was born on July 24, 1972 in Sparta, North Carolina.

Toby is preceded in passing by his paternal grandparents, Samuel & Ella Mae McKnight as well as his maternal grandparents, Eli & Ruby Baker.

Toby proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Toby retired from the military in 2015 as an E8 Sr. Master Sgt.

Left to cherish Toby’s memory are his father, Mr. Ralph Wayne McKnight and his wife, Mary B. McKnight of Virginia; his mother, Nina McKnight-Kidd and her husband, Lewis Kidd of Florida; his beloved sons, Grier & Turner McKnight; their mother, Lynne Grier, all of Hemingway, South Carolina; Toby’s brother, David and his wife, Sabrina and their sons, Pearce, Parker & Porter McKnight; his sister, Tammy and Robert Harmon; their son, Luke Harmon and their daughters Kaitlin & Kristin Hodge; Toby’s brother, Stephen and Carmen Kidd and family, Brayden, Noah & Rebekah; his aunts and uncles, Joe & Nancy B. McKnight; Donald & Tracey Saunders, Moody & Freda Baker, Claude & Lola Anders, Deloris Vernon, Bryant & Eleanor Baker, Velma Sutherland, Clara Campagna; Billy & Judy Baker, Patricia & Roger Hill; his brother in-law, Chuck Grier and his wife, Renee and their children, Catelyn & Chandler Grier; several nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; and many loving, supportive, friends and neighbors.

Toby will forever be remembered as an amazing father, son, uncle, cousin, nephew, good friend, exceptional dog handler, Kennel Master and Load Master, FFLP.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 9:00 AM in Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina with full military honors. The family will greet friends on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

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Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family with arrangements.