Waynesville-Rev. Gary Eugene “Gene” Knox, 65 of Waynesville, passed away Friday (January 4, 2019) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fl. after a brief illness.
Born in Nahunta, Ga., his parents were Junior Knox and Muriel Jean Proctor Knox. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Knox, 2 great grandbabies, step-brother, Lannis Maddox, brother-in-law, William Knox.
He was a member of Lulaton Baptist Church and was retired from 44 Trucking as a truck driver. Rev. Knox enjoyed building bird houses, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 47 ½ yrs., Diane Knox, of Waynesville;1 daughter and son-in-law, Tara Mishoe (Mike) of Nahunta; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Knox (Mechelle), of Waynesville, Ben Knox (Sarah), of Hoboken, Timmy Knox (Sherree), of Waynesville; 12 grandchildren, Mandy Johnson, John Michael “Tad” Mishoe, Jr., Dezer’ee Crews, Kaleb Knox, Kevin Asbell, Justin Knox, Ethan Knox, Johnna Knox, M’Kenzie Knox, Raegan Knox, Kyler Knox, and Kasen Knox; 4 great-grandchildren, Lane Johnson, Reese Johnson, Noah Knox, and Kamden Knox; 9 siblings and their spouses, David Knox, of Statesboro, Wayne Knox (Gail), of Brunswick, Donald Knox, of Nahunta, Ricky Knox (Trixie), of Manor, Earl Knox(Trina), of Kingsland, Nelda Manning (Bob), of Kingsland, Ann Horne (Dennis), of Kingsland, Patricia “Trish” Trouille (Alton), of Bologne, Fl. and Joseph "Joe" Knox of Nahunta; 3 step sisters and their spouses, Dell Canady (Steve), of St. George, Brenda Johnson (Clyde), of Blackshear, Sabrina Flowers (Abe), of Nahunta.
Visitation will be held Sunday (January 6, 2019) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday (January 7, 2019) at 2PM at Lulaton Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Knox and Rev. Monroe Gill officiating.
Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Michael Mishoe, Kaleb Knox, Justin Knox, Ethan Knox, Kyler Knox, Kevin Asbell, Jason Knox, and Ernest Hunter.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Kasen Knox.
The family will be receiving friends at Mr. Knox’s residence at 89 Gary Rd. Waynesville, GA 31566
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.