Bobby Gene Knight, 86, of Indian Trail, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023 at Frye Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.

Bobby was born September 4, 1937 in Union County to the late Winfred Knight and Mary Price Knight. He was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Monroe, NC. Bobby retired from AT&T and was a Mason and Shriner.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of sixty four years, Mary Holmes Knight.

He is survived by his children and grandchildren: Gene Knight and wife Debbie of Granite Falls, Julie Wright and husband Chris of Apex, Ashlynn Ward and husband Robbie and their 2 daughters Aubrey and Ryan; McKenzie Knight and Jody Spears and their son Kannon; and Zach Wright and his wife Kassidy. Also surviving are his sisters, Ann Murphy and husband Jerry of Charlotte, and Joan Monroe of Georgia.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Grace Village Assisted Living for their love, care, and support for their father.

Mackie Funeral Service in Granite Falls is assisting the family.