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Otis Knox

January 14, 1938 ~ August 16, 2020 (age 82)

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          It is with great sadness that the family of Otis Knox announces his passing…my sweet Uncle “Oat”. He lived life to the fullest and he would always say “who says you can’t have it all”. He so loved his family and friends; he was a master storyteller and no one loved a good time better than he did. He always held a captive audience with his beautiful deep voice and kept a song in his heart and on his lips. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My Uncle “Oat” was truly one of a kind. “I loved him with all of my heart and will miss him dearly” thanks and God bless. A special thanks to Haley Brown at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for her Care and Compassion.

-   Personally Submitted by: Niece Carla Aldridge    -

Otis Knox, age 82, Harrodsburg, widower of Mary Ilene McQuinn, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Ephraim McDowell RMC in Danville. Born January 14, 1938 in Elic, KY, he was the son of the late Algin Thomas and Ada (Kelly) Knox. He was a tool and die worker for IBM in Lexington for over 35 years retiring in 1987 and after retirement he worked on his farm for over 10 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a veteran of the US Army having served during the Berlin Crisis, attended the Kirkwood Baptist Church and was a member of the Christian Union Church in Burgin.  

Survivors include: a sister Edith (Kenneth) Lawson of Churbusco, IN; a brother Edgar Knox of Union, OH; seven nieces Carla Aldridge and Debbie Small both of Winchester, Ada K. Knox of Lawrenceburg,  Patricia Knox of Wolfe Co. KY, Sharon Knox of OH, Wilma Jo Back of Stanton, and Tamara Stanley of London; seven nephews, David Knox of OH, Thomas Spence of Lexington, R.T. Knox of Lawrenceburg, Doug Lawson and Kent Lawson of IN, Chris Knox of Stanton. Gary Lee Dixon of Harrodsburg and thirteen great nieces and nephews. Otis was preceded in death by two brothers Ruford Knox and Alfred Knox; a sister, Evelee Knox Martin, and a nephew Gary Wayne Knox.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12 noon on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Sims Funeral Services in Harrodsburg.

Private funeral services will be held at a later time with Bro. Johnny Hockersmith officiating. Private graveside services and burial will also be held later time in the Rogers Cemetery in Rogers. KY.

Pallbearers are: Tom Spence, Kent Lawson, Doug Lawson, J.L. Maloney, Chris Knox and Kenny Lawson.

Honorary bearers are Allen Bush, Mark Peachy, John McPherson, Bobby Reeves, Marshall Thompson, Bill McVeigh, Noble Boswell and Michael Thompson.  

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August 20, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sims Funeral Services
130 North Chiles Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330


Rogers Cemetery in Rogers
Highway 715
Rogers, KY 41365

Private funerals services will be held at a later time.

Sims Funeral Services
130 North Chiles Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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