Charles L. Knox, 82, a lifelong resident of Royal Oak, died Jan. 29, 2008, at home. He was born May 3, 1925, in Detroit Mr. Knox graduated from Royal Oak High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University, and his master's degree from Wayne State University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943-1946 in the African Theater and received the European-African Middle Eastern Service medal. Mr. Knox married the late Joyce I. (Allen) Knox on Feb. 1, 1947, in Detroit. A member of the Royal Oak Hall of Fame, he taught in the Royal Oak school system at Whittier Elementary and was the principal at Washington School, Barton Junior High School and Jane Addams Junior High. He wintered in Florida for 20 years. Mr. Knox is survived by his children, Charles R. (Shelly) Knox of Plainwell, Gary A. Knox of Trenton, John Robert (Diane) Knox of Kensington, Fla, and Brad Lee (Linda) Knox of Royal Oak; his brother, Richard Knox of North Palm Beach, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-9 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W.11 Mile Road, Royal Oak. A service at the funeral home will be Friday at 1 p.m., and Mr. Knox will be buried at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Memorials may be made to Royal Oak Foundation for Public Education, c/o Patrick Wolynski, Churchill High School Continuing Education, 1123 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak, MI 48073; or William Beaumont Hospice, 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI48073. More information at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on January30, 2008.
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