Pearl L. Knox Jr., age 77, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away peacefully at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born in North Lewisburg, Ohio July 25, 1942, a son of the late Pearl LeRoy Knox and Doris Levon (Spain) Wessel who survives in Bellefontaine.
On October 31, 1975, he married Joan ‘Joni’ E. Shoffner and she survives. He is also survived by three children, Aimie (Steve) Fry of DeGraff, Ohio, Stan (Jerrie) Shafer and Marilyn Knox Robb all of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Eric Shafer, Erin (Adam) Niederkohr, Delanie (David) Baustert, Donald Robb Jr., Hayden (Jessie Correa) Robb, and Morgan Fry; three great-grandchildren, Cathleen and Isaac Niederkohr and Lillian Baustert; nine siblings, Della Scott, Sharon (Jerry) Hoge, Patricia Pinks, Mike Knox, Randy (Terri) Knox, Juanita Perdue, Carol (Jim) Simpson, Kim Knox, and Kerm Knox; a sister in law, Melissa and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A brother, Arthur E. “Doody” Knox also preceded him in death in 2010.
Pearl worked for the Street Department for the City of Bellefontaine until his retirement. He served his country and was a Veteran of both the United States Navy and the United Sates Army. He enjoyed fast-pitch softball, umpiring, playing pool, golfing and even the Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Pastor Ken Neighoff will officiate a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine followed by military honors provided by the Logan County Veteran Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home and again one hour prior to the memorial service on Monday.
The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.