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Mr. John Knox (Deceased)

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Obituary: John Robinson Knox, Sr.- Aggie turned Ragin’ Cajuns Fan

John Robinson Knox, Sr.

LAFAYETTE – Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 in Episcopal Church of the Ascension for John Robinson Knox, Sr., age 83, who passed away on August 14, 2013 at his residence.

Father Duane Peterson of Ascension Episcopal Church will conduct the funeral services.

Mr. Knox, a resident of Youngsville, was the son of the late George P. Knox and the former Katherine Robinson Knox. John was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. He was a graduate from Texas A&M University in 1951. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict in the 1st Calvary Division as a Combat Engineer. When he returned from the war he went into the Oil and Gas Industry as a Petroleum Engineer in Lafayette, LA. Mr. Knox retired in 1985 after 30 plus years in the oilfield industry. He was a lifelong member of Ascension Church, and loved to play tennis with his “Buddies” at Beaver Park.

He is survived by three sons, John Knox, Jr. and wife Marge of Tulsa, OK, George Knox and wife Sandie of Lafayette, LA and Willard Knox and his partner Christopher of New York, NY; eight grandchildren, Tim, Ashley, Amy, David, Danielle, Rob, Jack, and Alex; his fiancee, Joy Viator; and his former wife, Janet Viguerie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, George P. Knox.

A reception to welcome friends of Mr. Knox will be held in the Owen Room at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension at 2:00 pm until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Olive Branch, c/o The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 1030 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA, 70501.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Knox family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Published in the The Advertiser on August 17, 2013
Athletic Network Footnote: I was honored to be one of those tennis “buddies” for many years at Long Gym Tennis Courts and Beaver Park. John played in the state tournament several times and also in Nashville in regionals. He was a non-discriminating Cajun fan and attended athletic events in all sports.
John had me attended one of the Muster gatherings for A&M at the Petroleum Club when another Aggie friend, James Bond, was the speaker. What a wonderful event held by A&M each year!

Peace, Ed Dugas