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Harry Bouknight

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina

Harry Bouknight, age 92, widower of Jean Martin Bouknight, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home.

He was born on October 16, 1928 in Newberry, SC and was the son of the late Burley and Mamie Lee Boozer Bouknight. Mr. Bouknight retired as the Band Director from Clinton High School, served his country in United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the Broad Street United Methodist and was very active with United Ministries of Clinton.

Mr. Bouknight is survived by his sons, Keith Bouknight of Clinton and Harry “Hal” Bouknight, Jr. (Gloria) of Houston, TX; his daughters, Kathy B. Weir (William) of Clinton and Nancy Bouknight of Community Residence in Greer; his four grandchildren, Kristi Haynes, Michael Bouknight, Jeremy Bouknight, and Mark Bouknight; and his eight great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held for the family with a Celebration of Life to be held for his friends in October, close to his birthday.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Broad St. United Methodist Church, 310 N. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or United Ministries of Clinton, 500 Academy St., Clinton, SC 29325.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Gray Funeral Home of Clinton


  1. Joan McNeill on February 11, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Not many of us have led such a productive life as Harry Bouknight nor been as loved as he was, especially as the great and loved band director at Clinton High School. He also served as a U.S. marine, served the Lord well, especially as a member of Broad Street Methodist Church, and also didn’t forget the poor and needy and loved supporting United Way. After his retirement he was a teacher in the district’s GED program. That’s where I knew him personally as I did his paperwork that had to be sent to State Dept. And of course most important, a good husband, father and grandfather. Sometimes when a person lives as long as he did, people forget about them. Don’t believe many forgot this man. I know when he got to heaven, God said “You did great, my good and faithful servant.”

    • Judith Brown on February 17, 2021 at 1:17 pm

      He was wonderful, Mrs. McNeill!

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