David Bouknight

Obituary of David Leroy Bouknight

David "Leroy" Bouknight, Jr.


David Leroy Bouknight, Jr. 78, of Charleston, SC, husband of Betty Winters Bouknight, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2024.


A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 11:00 am at Reservior Hall - 1601 Eagle Landing Blvd, Hanahan, SC 29410 (Across from Northwoods Mall).

Leroy was born on December 9,1945 in Lexington, SC., son of the late David L Bouknight Sr and the late Lula Mae Monts. He was a graduate of Garrett High School and Trident Technical College.

Leroy played in the Shrine Bowl while at Garrett. He played semi-pro football for Charleston Sports and other teams for almost 15 years. He worked as a diesel mechanic specializing in Detroit Diesel. He retired from Pro Shot Concrete in Alabama, where he worked as a shop foreman.


He is survived by his wife, Betty Winters Bouknight of Charleston; a daughter, Tonya Lynn Carter (Anthony) ; three grandchildren; Tiffany Velissarios, Theo Velissarios and Kaia Carter all of Charleston, SC. Two sisters; Betsy B. Rogers of Sarasota, FL. and Debbie Bouknight of North Charleston, SC.Two nephews; Ben Rogers (Sarah) of Atlanta, GA; Tim Rogers of Sarasoata, Fl. and niece Kerri Rogers Grasso (Dan) of Saratoga Springs, NY. Great-niece Talluhah Grasso of Saratoga, Springs, NY.

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