Family pays tribute to Chichester barber Bob

Robert Knight
Robert Knight

LONG-STANDING Chichester businessman Robert ‘Bob’ Knight, aged 81, has died peacefully at home with his family, five and a half years after suffering a stroke.

He leaves his wife of 56 years, Freda, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr Knight had been a barber in the city for 50 years, establishing his first shop in East Street before moving to Westgate in 1988. He was still cutting his ‘specials’ two days before he became ill.

He was well known for his humour and cheerful, smiling face, and was often spotted singing while he snipped! He had a music shop and a china shop in Northgate, and was a judge for the Barber Shop category in the Chichester Music Festival. He was also a member of the old West Sussex County Club and a Past Master of Lodge of Union No. 38.

His funeral and a celebration of his life will be held at Chichester Cathedral at 11am on August 6, and all that knew Bob are welcome to attend.