William "Bill" Andrew Knighten Sr., 79, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg.
Born October 11, 1934, in Falling Waters, he was the son of the late Walter Knighten and Elsie Beavers Knighten.
Mr. Knighten was the owner of Knighten Farms in Shepherdstown.
He is survived by one son, William (Billy) A. Knighten Jr. of Shepherdstown; one brother, Bud Knighten of Martinsburg; five sisters, Martha Hopkins of Morristown, Tenn., Dott DeHaven and husband, Bruce, of Inwood, Helen Snyder and husband, Mac, of Shenandoah Junction, Elsie Disert of Hagerstown, Md., and Pat Potter of Inwood.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Carter Knighten; brother, Daniel Knighten; and sister, Betty DeVore.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Brown Funeral Home, with Pastors Parker Hinzman and Jimmy Williams officiating. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda United Methodist Church, c/o Martha K. Putz, 4995 Engle Moler Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25433.
Online condolences may be shared at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.