LeGrande Bouknight ascended to his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his residence of 2692 Gary's Lane Road, Newberry, SC surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Newberry County on December 4, 1929, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Hattie Amick Bouknight. Up until recently he was an active member of Bush River Baptist Church where he loved singing in the church choir and taking trips with the Joyful Hearts of Bush River. He was a member of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class. Mr. Bouknight was retired from Greenwood Mills. He loved farming with his sons and grandsons and taking care of his Angus herd.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce Pitts Bouknight; sons, Timothy (Elaine) Bouknight and Stan Bouknight both of Newberry; grandsons, Wesley (Tiffany) Bouknight and Jason (Meagan) Bouknight. He was the last surviving sibling having been predeceased by brothers Jack Bouknight, Horace Bouknight, Lewis Bouknight, Earl Bouknight and Clarence Bouknight and sisters, Bernice Kinard, Frances Dawkins, Hattie Mae Martin and Grace Harmon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Bush River Baptist Church by the Rev. Brian Preston and Rev. Terry Martin. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bush River Baptist Church, 8936 Bush River Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be James Bouknight, Gary Bouknight, Mike Kinard, Jerry Kinard, Carl Kinard, Mike Brehmer, Steve Brehmer and Henry Brehmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Adult Sunday School Class of Bush River Baptist Church.

A memorial message may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.


#19 Dexter Harmon 2015-05-25 10:48
Dear Bouknight Family, We have you in our prayers and thoughts. Nikki and Dexter Harmon Ocala Florida.
#18 Susie Nichols Berry 2015-05-22 05:35
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
#17 Becky Harmon Steen 2015-05-21 12:59
Stan and Family, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Prayers, love and hugs to you during this very difficult time.

Love, Becky and Zachary
#16 EvlynAnnRamageGuerin 2015-05-21 10:34
Joyce, Tim, Stan and Family: Having you all as close neighbors in all my "growing up" years has blessed me with many wonderful memories. I wish yours and LeGrande's final years together could have been more pleasant. This hateful disease robbed you of that but your strength and love for each other is the bond that continues to hold you together. At the end of his life, I'm certain LeGrande knew you were all by his side, just as you have always been. His journey is over but the many happy memories you have will sustain you all as you continue on your path without him. My Love goes out to each of you.
#15 MIKE & DONNA HALL 2015-05-21 09:18
to all the family please accept our deepest sympathy. the past will give you memories and your faith will give you strength and peace
#14 Janet F. Alexander 2015-05-21 09:08
Dear Stan & family my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. It is so hard loosing someone you love so dearly, but with the help of God's love and mercy he will help you all during this sad time. Cherish each memory of him and laugh over the funny ones, it will help heal your broken hearts. Love, Janet Alexander
#13 Alice Shealy Boozer 2015-05-21 08:25
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Legrande's passing. I grew up on the same street as Mr. Horace Bouknight(broth er) and heard mentioned of his name many times. I finished school with his nephew Gary Bouknight. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories sustain you during this time of grief. God has promised us eternal life. What a wonderful blessing that is.
#12 John&SuzanneSummer 2015-05-20 16:14
Dear Stan and family,
So sorry of your Dad's death. May God provide peace and comfort for you all. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you.
John and Suzanne
#11 Lisa Mowbray 2015-05-20 07:32
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time,

Gaynell & Patricia Amick
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#10 Carl Graddick 2015-05-19 20:48
Stan, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We have you and your family in our thoughts and Prayers.
Beverly, Carl & Christopher Graddick
#9 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-05-19 19:41
To All the Family, Please accept our condolences. May God's peace console you during this time of grief. Be thankful for all the wonderful memories he left each of you.
Debra & Derrill Taylor
#8 Rose&Chuck Meadows 2015-05-19 15:00
Stan and family, we are so sorry to hear about LeGrande passing. Sending prayers to you and your family.Rose&Chu ck
#7 Angela Chappell 2015-05-19 14:57
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.
Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Lee, Angela, & Katie
#6 Christy Bouknight 2015-05-19 14:43
Aunt Joyce, Tim, Stan, and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving and comforting arms around each of you. With deepest sympathy, James, Zadean, and Christy
#5 Russell Neel 2015-05-19 14:23
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you comfort and peace.

Russell, Rene, Ryan, and Ross
#4 Johnny Shealy 2015-05-19 14:18
Dear Stan & family, We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Legrand's passing. Our love and prayers are with you and your entire family. Johnny and Wendy Shealy
#3 Tim & Donna Frazier 2015-05-19 13:12
Our thoughts & especially our prayers are with all of you.... It's hard, I know but God will give you peace to sustain.... If we can do anything for all of you... just call...

Love, Tim & family
#2 FrancesSummersTraver 2015-05-19 12:22
Dear Joyce,Tim and Stan and all the family,I am so sorry to learn of LeGrande's passing. My heart goes out to you and I pray God will give you peace that passes all understanding and that you can feel his closeness and lean on him. I know the pain you are in right now and I will keep all of you in my prayers and thoughts. My Love to you and all the family.
Frances Summers Traver
#1 Kimberly Chapman 2015-05-19 11:25
Life's beautiful journey is because of the special people that cross our paths. We are thankful for the blessing to have known Legrand and the certainty of seeing him again someday. We grieve with you during this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that your faith be a comfort and that God's love gives you strength and peace.
- Kimberly and Will Chapman, Hannah and Ali

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