2017-04-20 / Obits

GEORGE E. KNOX

GEORGE E. KNOX, 80, of North Branch, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital with his family by his side.

George was born on June 30, 1936, in North Branch. He is the son of the late Kenneth and Florence (Mack) Knox. George grew up in North Branch and graduated from North Branch High School in 1956. He went on to attend Gale Institute, MP/S in Minnesota and General Motors Apprentice School. With the knowledge he attained, he went on to be an electrician for General Motors for many years. George liked to farm. On October 20, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Rosemary Adams in Lapeer. George was a faithful member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Marlette. He was an avid fisherman and was active in the North American Fishing Club. George also enjoyed gardening. Most of all, George loved spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are daughter, Kathleen (Mike) Sauk of North Branch; son, Matthew Knox of North Branch; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosemary; son, Jeffery; and brother, Fred.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church.

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, George will lie in state from 12-1 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6770 Marlette Road, Marlette, MI. 48453. The Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church, with Pastor David Sutton and Pastor Eric Kilmer officiating. George will be laid to rest next to his wife, Rosemary, in Rich Twp. Cemetery.

Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel- Martin Funeral Home

You may share an online condolence at www.blackburnchapel.com

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