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John Thomas KnoxPassing: October 28, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, November 2nd @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, November 2nd @ 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, November 2nd

MITCHELL– John Thomas Knox, 84, 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. and a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He enjoyed golfing, genealogy, and watching sports.  He loved being with his grandkids and great grandkids.

Julia Leann (Michael) Butler of Wadesville
Julio Knox
Jonathon Knox
Haley Stevens
Jordan Butler
Madison Butler
great grandchildren,
Everleigh and Landry Stevens   

His parents; wife; son, Richard Carl Knox; sisters; Marguerite 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 2:00 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 11:00 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Mitchell First Baptist Church or

Deaconess Hospice
Linda E. White Hospice House
611 Harriet Street
Evansville, IN 47710

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Kim A Musgrave | Evansville, Indiana
    Date: January 12, 2021
    It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our Brother John Knox. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family and share in their loss. A private tribute will be held at our next Union meeting in his honor. Rest in peace, Brother. With Deepest Sympathy, The Officers, Staff and Members of IBEW Local Union 16 Evansville, Indiana
  2. Guest: Judy Williams | Mitchell
    Date: November 2, 2020
    I did not know that John was unwell. I am sorry to hear that he has passed. Judy Williams.
  3. Guest: Charles and Janet Noe
    Date: November 2, 2020
    Julie and family, Was so sorry to hear of Johns passing. We've been out of town and when I called home to check on Pat, she told me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have such good memories of all of you and the Knox's when I was growing up and after. Love you.
  4. Guest: Cindy Acton Matlock | Bedford, IN
    Date: November 2, 2020
    Julie I am sorry to hear about your dad! He was such a precious person! He always had a smile and loved unconditionally. The river crew is almost gone. I won’t be able to attend his service because I have Covid. Please know my love and prayers will be with you. Love you, Cindy
  5. Guest: Chris Clouse | Bloomington, IN
    Date: November 1, 2020
    So sorry to hear of John's passing. Prayers for you all.
  6. Guest: Sharon Asbury & Ruthann Kirkman | Greenwood, Indiana
    Date: October 31, 2020
    We have so many good memories. Fun times at the River, McDonalds Thanksgivings, Kirkman's Bed & Breakfast, and stop by's after Dr. Visits and Hospital Visits. Great times and always lots of fun and laughter. Our parents were great friends and relatives and we all kept that going. John & Ann are sure missed. Our Love to all.
  7. Guest: Beth Taflinger Compton | Placida FL
    Date: October 30, 2020
    Hello Julie, so sorry for your loss but the memories are going to be awesome! When I was younger, I so remember your mom and dad coming over to Aunt Pat and Uncle Eddie’s and playing cards all evening and into the early morning. Always a bunch of fun. Praying for you and your family. Beth
  8. Guest: Roy Myers | Mesquite NV
    Date: October 30, 2020
    I went to see John after Ann passed and he was crushed. Their reunion in heaven had to be awesome. He’s with Ann and Rick having the best time. Julie, I’m sure having your dad there made the last few years of his life better. John and Ann were just the best people, they made you feel like the most important person in the world. God bless their reunion....wish I was there....kinda jealous. Love you all.