Donald J. Knight
October 25, 1927 – Aug. 2, 20167
Donald Knight of Sequim, Washington, passed away on August 2, 2016, of natural causes at 87 years old. He was born on October 25, 1927, in Detroit, MI, eldest of three children of the late Dexter and Doris Knight of Harsens Island, Michigan.
He is survived by his four children; Alan Knight, of Westland, MI, Robert Knight, of Lansing, MI, Diane Balsara, of Lantana, FL, and Richard Knight, of Charleston, SC. He is also survived by his two grandsons Bret Balsara and Blake Balsara; and his sister, Barbara Knight, of Harsens Island. His younger brother, Richard, passed away in 2015.
Don’s early career was working as a draftsman in design and production for Ford Motor Company and subsequently, Chrysler Motors in Detroit. He later felt called to the ministry and attended seminary in Kansas City, MO, and became an ordained minister with Unity Worldwide.
He moved to Salkum, WA, with his late wife Catherine, and together they founded Unity Church in Centralia. Don was very talented and used his carpentry skills throughout his entire life, building his family’s home in Michigan and in Salkum as well. He also authored several books on spirituality, including his well received, True Son, under the pen name Seven Arrows.
Don was a deeply spiritual man with a profound connection to the conscience mind of universal truth and well being. He fostered deep friendships throughout his life and brought out the best in others with encouragement and kindness through his own self-guidance in meditation and spiritual living.