Thomas Knox

Thomas Edward Knox Sr.

Monday, June 27th, 1938 - Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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Thomas Edward Knox, 82, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, September 6th, 2020.

He was born on June 27th, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Charles Knox and Philamena Cennamo Knox.

Tom owned and operated his own janitorial business for many years. He enjoyed watching hockey, especially his beloved New York Rangers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Philamena; his wife, Alice Knox; two brothers, George Knox and Charles Knox; and a baby sister, Grace Knox.

Tom is survived by his children, Laura Knox, Joy Knox-Erickson and her husband Kurt, and Tom Knox Jr. and his wife Tammy; five grandchildren, Meg Erickson, Paige Erickson, Tom Knox III and wife Nikita, Jordan Heitz and husband Kyle, and Camryn Knox, one great grandchild, Tom Knox IV; one sister, Florence Lessa; five nieces and nephews, Mark Lessa, Donna Lessa, Steven Lessa, Charlie Knox, and Francine Cunningham and many friends.

A Graveside Service will be at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens: 5234 W. State Highway EE (Division) Springfield, MO 65802, with Pastor Phillip Wright presiding over services. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, MO.

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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 11:00am
    White Chapel Memorial Gardens
    5234 W. State Highway EE (Division)
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    Pastor Phillip Wright
  • Interment

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 |
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020
    White Chapel Memorial Gardens
    5234 W. State Highway EE (Division)
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Florence Lessa

Posted at 01:59pm
Please accept my condolences,

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Mark Lessa

Posted at 06:50pm
So many Great memories! You always believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself. I remember you sending on a monthly basis The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. Thank you for all the Laughs & sometimes some very Heated Debates. I thought the World of you & i knew in return that you loved me as well. I have cried so much since I heard of your passing. Thank you Uncle Tom! You were the Best Uncle that a young child & a grown man could've ever asked for. I'm so Grateful that I got to see you one last time at the Family Reunion. Rest assured that I will always be there for your children who I love very much. Tommy, Laura & Joy!
You will always be in my mind & especially in my Heart! I love you more than you will ever know & I will miss you so bad.
Someday we will meet again & when we do I'm going to hug you & tell you how much I missed you.
Love always your Nephew
Mark Albert Lessa


Cathy Downum

Posted at 01:41am
RIP Tom.
That was one of the best videos I've seen. Got to see Alice again! Tom hope you had a great life.
My condolences to the Knox family...Laura. Tom and Joy. I'm so sorry if you need anything just let us know.

Cathy, Ruth Tasha and Zavier

Susan Knox

Posted at 01:36pm
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Uncle Tom. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May the memories of your father provide comfort and bring a smile to your face. We will miss him at our NJ family reunions. He was always a pleasure to talk to. Love you and miss you Uncle Tom. Love Susan and Charlie

Olivier Delphin

Posted at 01:51pm
I will ever have in mind Tom is my very first contact when I first reached the United states on August 4, 1975...Will never forget you Tom Sr.
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