Maj. Edward Lee Knox
January 2, 1937 - March 6, 2015
Bentonville, Arkansas
Maj. Edward Lee Knox, 78, of Bentonville, AR, a retired USAF Veteran,
passed from this life into eternal glory in Bentonville, Arkansas at Circle of
Life Legacy Village, Friday, March 6, 2015.  He was born in Wewoka, OK
on January 2, 1937 to Ray B. and Retha Wooldridge Knox.  

He was an All-State Athlete for Bentonville High School, graduating with
the Class of 1955. He attended the University of Arkansas and Ouachita
Baptist University, before entering the Air Force Cadet program.  He
graduated in 1959 and married Jennie Crouse in the Chapel at First Baptist
Church in Bentonville.

Maj. Knox flew the F106, F100, and F4 Fighter Planes, serving time in
South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.  He retired to
Bentonville and has enjoyed backpacking the mountains of Colorado, the
Buffalo River and Beaver Lake.  The focus in all he did was for the Lord
and what he could do for others.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jennie;  daughter, Barbara Knox
(Jim) Pennell of Marquette, MI; son, Joel (Melissa) of Grove, OK;
granddaughters, Lydia (Andy) Adams of Detroit, MI, Morgan Knox and
Kendall  Knox of Grove, OK; grandsons, Aaron Clemins (Ashley),  Phil
Pennell (Britta) of Marquette, MI,  Zachary and Zane Knox of Grove, OK;  
two brothers, Ray (Karen) Knox of Bella Vista, AR and Al and Jane Knox
of Prairie Creek, AR.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00PM, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at First
Baptist Church in Bentonville.  

Funeral services will be at 10:00AM, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at First
Baptist Church in Bentonville with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating.  

Private burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hiwasse, AR with full
military honors.

Memorials may be made in honor of Maj. Edward Knox to the Alzheimer’s
Association, 210 N Walton Blvd, Suite 25, Bentonville, AR 72712.


My deepest condolences in the passing of Ed who was a
classmate. He was an achiever and friend.  Leon Poynor

So sorry to hear about ed. I have known him since early
'50s  he was a good friend.  He is in a good place now. Jerry & Lemoyne

I am so grateful to be able to call Ed my friend. We
solved many of the world's problems around a campfire.  We ate many a
delicious meal in campsites and especially on K-cove.  I loved his spiritual
insights, his financial tutoring, his hospitality, his love of nature and
walking its trails and his laugh.  The world is a better place because of Ed.  
Will Allen
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