Robert E. Knox, 90, of Rochester, passed away at 7:57 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital.
In Lebanon, on Nov. 14, 1926, Robert E. “Bob” Knox was born. He was the treasured son of Harold S. and Mabel Maurine Isenhour Knox. Bob graduated from Zionsville High School in 1944. After graduation he answered the call of patriotism during WWII and served with the US Navy from 1945 -1946 in Guam. He was honorably discharged. Furthering his education Bob, attended International Business College of Fort Wayne where he earned a bachelor of science degree.
The Rochester community has been Bob’s home for 52 years. As an inspector he worked for Schnelker Engineering of Fort Wayne. He retired from Knapp Construction Company of Rochester. Following his retirement he re-entered the workforce as an Air-Vac representative.
Bob was a member of the American Legion Post # 36, Fraternal Order of Eagles # 852 and a 25-year member of the Rochester Lions Club. During his tenure as a Lion, he served as past-president, ramp designer and zone chairman.
To relax Bob enjoyed a variety of card games and dice. He was a seasoned bingo player and acquired the nick name, “Bingo Bob,” for his abilities to nail the win.
Left to cherish Bob’s memory are two sons: Robert “Bobby” Knox of Zionsville, Lynn Knox and husband Richard Norman of Indianapolis; daughter: Pamela Daulton and husband David of Rochester.; a step-daughter Angel Skidmore and husband Travis of Rochester; two grandchildren: Krystle Daulton Hobbs and husband James of New Castle and Krystopher Daulton and wife Hillary of Rochester; 3 step-grandchildren, Deby Gauthier, Catherine Rhein, Selly Campbell and husband Travis; 4 step-great-grandchildren the Gauthier’s Grace, Ben and Seth and Deegan Campbell, the Hobbs grandchildren Hayle and James.
Preceding Bob in death are his parents, a brother, James Knox and the Siamese Missy, his feline companion.
Upon his request no services will be held. Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements and caring for his family. Online expressions of sympathy may be made to Bob’s family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.