Obituary: John Thomas Knox

January 1, 1939 – October 28, 2020

John Thomas Knox, 84, of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at his daughter’s residence in Wadesville.

Born January 1, 1936, in Hazard, Kentucky, he was the son of Carl Benjamin and Bertha Mae (Poynter) Knox. He married Elizabeth Ann Marlowe June 8, 1956 and she preceded him in death on February 17, 2015.

John retired from General Motors and had worked at Carpenter Body Works. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and IBEW Local No. 16. John was a 50 year member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. He enjoyed golfing, genealogy, and watching sports. He loved being with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughter, Julia Leann (Michael) Butler of Wadesville;
grandchildren, Julio Knox, Jonathon Knox, Haley Stevens, Jordan Butler
Madison Butler; great-grandchildren, Everleigh and Landry Stevens

His parents; wife; son, Richard Carl Knox; sisters; Margaret Lutes, Beatrice Brown, Virginia Shacklette, Juanita Brown, Jeanette Napier, Betty King, and Carrie Knox; and brothers, Don, Pete, Everett, Vivian, and Edward Knox, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. A memorial service conducted by Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. will be at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts can be made in John’s memory to the Mitchell First Baptist Church and Deaconess Hospice- Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville

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