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Richard L. Knox

May 7, 1934 — May 14, 2021

Richard L. Knox

Richard L. Knox, age 87 of New Paris, Ohio, died Friday, May 14, 2021 at Ayden Health Care in Greenville, Ohio.  Born on May 7, 1934 in New Paris, Ohio, son of the late Olis & Anna May (Hankey) Knox. Richard proudly served in the US Army from 1955 to 1961 and he also served in the Indiana National Guard.  He owned & operated R. Knox Trucking for many years.  He was an avid bird watcher & owner since early childhood. 

Preceded by his Wife, Lawanda E. (Heigle) Knox; infant son, Billy Knox; Brother, Robert C. Knox; Sister, Miriam L. Brown; Sister-in-law, Willie May Longfellow; Brothers-in-law, Ronnie Heigle, Herbert Turner, Red Lawrence, Ed Brown and Charles Smallwood.   

Survived by Daughters, Patricia A. (Jay) Sanner and Pamela J. (Kenny) Knox-Gollahon; Grandchildren, Natasha (Cody) Brown, Candace (Tyler Garland) Baker, Dustin (Chantelle) Baker, Taryn (Jobe) Hickey and Dakota (Kelsey Roberts) Gulling; Great Grandchildren, Dawson, Davin, Desmyn, Daxton, Ayman, Avan, Alden, Rayna, Darwin, Titus, Knox and Paxton; Brother, Gene (Jeanne) Knox; Sisters, Beatrice Lawrence, Doris Smallwood, Phyllis Turner and Carol (Wayne) Bowen; Brother-in-laws, Bobby (Donna) Heigle; Sisters-in-law, Connie (Edward) Hines, Karol (Ronnie) Lampton, Shirley Knox and Brenda Gray; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends. 

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Barnes Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., New Paris, Ohio with Pastor Rodney Dunn officiating.  Interment will be held in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris with full military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard.  Family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M on Wednesday prior to the funeral service. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Paris Food Pantry, 301 E. Main St., New Paris, Ohio 45347.  Condolences via www.barnesfuneralhome.com

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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