Virginia Beach, Ernest Henderson Knox, 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at a local hospital.
He was born in South Carolina the son of the late John Calvin Knox and Rowena Taylor. He has a Master’s Degree in Science from Old Dominion University. Mr. Knox was a school teacher and retired from Norfolk Public Schools. He was a member of Norview United Methodist Church where he served as Lay Leader and Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Knox was a Past Worshipful Master of Lynnhaven Lodge #220, A.F. & A.M. of Virginia Beach, Past Patron for both Lynnhaven Chapter No. 184 and Bayside Chapter 181, Order of the Eastern Star, 33rd Degree Mason, Member of the Masonic Scottish Rite, National Sojourners, Royal Arch, and was also a member of Khedive Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-seven years, Judith Diane Mitchell Knox.
He is survived by his daughter, Vera-Allison Short and her husband Ken of Virginia Beach; son, William E. Knox and his wife Wendy of Winchester, VA; brothers John and his wife Clarice of Virginia Beach, and Mike and his wife Sheila of Hanover, Va; sister-in-law, Molly M. Smith and her husband Fred of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Connor and Hannah Short and Hunter and Kinsey Knox.
The family will receive friends at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a service at 5:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday at the funeral home from 12:30 PM until time of Funeral Service at 1:30 PM. Following the service, burial will be at Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made either to the American Heart Association or Norview United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Monday, July 6, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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