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John Willie “J.W” Kight

Martinez, GA – John Willie “J.W” Kight, 66, loving husband of Christina Kim Kight, peacefully entered into rest Friday, August 26, 2022, at his residence with his family by his side. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 3:00 PM from Hopeful Baptist Church, 2973 Winter Road, Blythe, GA, with Reverend Josh Caines officiating.

Interment will follow in Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Kight, son of the late John Talmadge (J.T. “Red”) Kight and Evelyn Sheppard Kight, was born on August 10, 1956 in Swainsboro, GA, and was a retired forklift operator with Kimberly-Clark. He was a member of Hopeful Baptist Church. Mr. Kight enjoyed the simpler things in life including fishing, painting, and spending quality time with his loving family. He is known for his humor, smile, joy, and kindness. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Destiney Kight and Chanler Guyse; by his sister, Mary Alice Smith; and his brother in law, Keith Jackson. 

In addition to his wife of 32 years, he is survived by his children, Jason Kight (Tifani), Anthony Kim, Annie Todd (Kristopher), Laura Holshouser (Matthew), Michael Kight (Lauren), and Diana Kight; his grandchildren, Jay Kight, Madison Kight, Taylor Kim, Ayden Kim, Emma Kim, Hannah Kim, Liam Kight, Rylan Todd, and Lane Holshouser; his stepmother, Carolyn Snider; his sisters, Elizabeth Butts (David), Karen Claxton (Ron), and Kimi Jackson; his brother-in-law, Gene Smith; and several nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be Jason Kight, Anthony Kim, Michael Kight, Matthew Holshouser, Kristopher Todd, and Victor Barbosa. 

The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 2:00 PM until the hour of service at the church. 

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hopeful Baptist Church, 2973 Winter Rd, Blythe, GA 30805. 

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906. 

One response to “John Willie “J.W” Kight”

  1. God bless. John will always be loved and remembered. I thank you John and Kight familia. They brought me in and took care of me. They always treated and continue to treat me like a family member. I remember the stories John would tell me and Michael about him growing up, how we should do things at school and work, his life suggestions. His Many jokes. His stern, but fair attitude. There was always something to take away from spending time with John. I love you like my own father. Thank you for bringing this family of yours into existence and for keeping everyone strong, strong willed, humorous, intelligent and kind.
    God bless. We will keep you in prayers and alive in our thoughts and heart always.

    I still laugh about all the drunken gummy bears I left for you and your family to eat and enjoy. Yet when we (Michael Kight) and I came back from the lake just a few hours later; you had played it off and told us “hmm I’m not sure, I stuck them in the fridge right here, right here, and now they must have gotten up and ran away, all drunk like.” “I’m not sure where they went.”

    The thing was, Michael and I could tell John ate pretty much all of them, because his tongue was multicolored from the gummies he ate.
    We laughed so hard and so much for many days to pass. Even now. I laugh and I’m sure Michael is too by the time he reads this.

    Thank you for everything Señor. Thank you John. May you watch over us from Heaven and be proud of the family you have made. We are blessed to know you.

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