DETROIT - George Knox II, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 1, 2004, in Lexington, Ky., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in London, Ky.
Born June 18, 1929, in Chatfield, Ark., son of the late Earnest and Verona Knox, he moved to Sikeston in the early 1930s where he was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired in 1994 as a supervisor with the Nagle Paving Company of Detroit, after more than 30 years of service.
His wife, Royleen Howard Knox, survives of Sikeston.
Other survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Anna Lisa and Charles Sanders of Atlanta and Lorya Jineanne Knox-Walker and Gregory Walker of Sikeston; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Inmond and Alice Parrish of Los Angeles, Calif., Alphonzo and Deborah Chatman, Marcus Parrish and George and Yolanda Parrish of Detroit; two sisters, the Rev. Ernestine Thompson of Detroit and Nola Jean Hitchens of Las Vegas; two brothers, Willie B. Knox and Raymond Knox of Detroit; and 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at noon Saturday at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Detroit. His sister, the Rev. Ernestine Thompson, will deliver the eulogy.