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Joseph Knox

Died: Monday, December 02, 2013
Age: 87
Joseph R. Knox was born July 17, 1926 in St. Louis, to James Thomas and Anna Bryan Knox. Joseph passed away on Dec. 2, 2013, at the Geary Community Hospital in Junction City at the age of 87.

Joseph went to school in the Booneville, Mo., area. He served with the Army in World War II from 1944 until 1946 and he later re-enlisted in the Army. After his discharge from the Army in 1948, he went to work as a civil service employee on Fort Riley. He retired from civil service employment in 1989. He was married to Dorothy Lynn on Nov. 13, 1948 in Junction City. To them, six children were born: Donald, Steven, Kevin, Douglas, David and Gregory.

Joseph was a member of the First Baptist Church of Junction City and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Joseph is survived by sons, Steven Knox of Chapman, David Knox and wife Becky of Navarre, Gregory Knox and wife JoAnn of Manhattan; grandchildren, David Jr. of Wichita, Rachel of Wichita, Christopher of New York, Douglas of Glen Elder, Chelsea of Chapman and Nicole of Abilene.

He also is survived by many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, on Jan. 12, 2010, his parents, James Thomas and Anna Levica Bryan Knox; sons, Donald Sr., Douglas, and an infant son Kevin; a grandson, Joshua; a brother, Harold Knox and one sister, Joyce Hancock-Gardner. Funeral services will be held at the Londeen Funeral Chapel, 206 W. Fifth, in Chapman, on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9 a.m. Pastor James Callaway will officiate. The family has requested memorials to be given to the First Baptist Church, 624 N. Jefferson St., in Junction City. Memorials may be sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 429, Chapman, KS, 67431.

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