Orville Kight


Orville Kight, age 91, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.  He was born Aug. 19, 1928.  He resided with his daughter Sandra and brother-in-law Bill Whaley.  He quit school at the age of 16 to care for his family after his father’s death in 1945.  He couldn’t find work in West Virginia so he moved in with a late friend, Delmar Delaney, and brought his family to Essex, Md. when he found work as a crane operator at Sparrow’s Point, moved to Pipe Mill and retired from the tin mill in Bethlehem Steel in 1983.  He retired to the family farm in Eglon in 1988 and built his home that he had started years ago.

He went to Woodberry Church of the Brethren for 30 years and became a member of the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren when he moved to West Virginia.  He was a volunteer fire fighter at Mt. Grove.  He taught all his loved ones how to drive and they all passed with tears.  He loved to play his guitar, banjo and mandolin.  He had a part in raising several family members.  He has one daughter (Sandy), one niece (Teresa), five grandchildren; Cindy, Dusty, Laurie, Robby, Brian and nine great grandchildren; London, Sklar, Tyler, Brian, Brandon, Dylan, Maverick, Andrew and Margo.  He was proceeded in death by brother, Trenton; sisters, Elma, Arlene, Normalee and Florence; niece Ruth Ann Peterson; son-in-law, Leroy; sons, Robert and David; mother, Lottie Kight, Homer Kight, wife Shirley.