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Larry Eugene Knox

May 13, 1944 — January 23, 2021

Mr. Larry Eugene Knox, age 76, of McEwen, TN, passed away January 23, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. A man of uncompromising character and great kindness, he will be remembered as a loyal American, successful entrepreneur, and devoted husband, friend, brother, father and grandfather. The oldest of six, Larry was born and raised in Marietta, GA by Fred Marion and Nanny Sue Knox. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1967 and served in Vietnam as part of the Naval Construction “Sea Bees” Battalion through 1968, continuing in the Naval Reserve through 1972. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Fleet Marine Force, the Combat Operations Insignia and the Navy Expert Rifleman Medal. He remained a proud and outspoken patriot for his entire life. Larry spent two years studying at Georgia Institute of Technology and continued his education after his military service at Southern Tech, where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. He opened the doors of Knox Electrical Contractors with his father in 1974 and worked tirelessly, in partnership with his wife and siblings, to create jobs and make a difference in the community. He sold the business in 2009 to retire in McEwen with the light of his life, wife Wanda Goodgine Knox. Larry was a voracious reader, a bona fide nature lover, an afficionado of music and fine wines, as well as an accomplished fisherman and hunter. Most of all, Larry was family man. For all his life’s successes and civic and military recognition, he will be best remembered for the love, care and honor he imparted to his family every day of his life. His survivors include: His Wife of 57 years Wanda Goodgine Knox- McEwen, TN 2 Daughters - Michelle Parker (Robert) - Geneva, IL Bridget Knox Lohrius (Josh) - Chicago, IL Sister- Jackie Cash, Powder Springs, GA 4 Brothers - Richard Knox- Hiram, GA, Freddie Knox - Powder Springs, John Knox, Marietta, GA and Jimmy Knox - Marietta, GA 4 Grandchildren - Will Parker, Anna Parker, Gracie Lohrius, & Riley Lohrius There will be a private Graveside Service for Mr. Larry Knox. Interment will be at Richlawn Cemetery. LUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOME 2400 Hwy. 13 North, Waverly, TN 37185 931-296-2437 In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Larry can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Memorials can be made online at http://bit.ly/JDRFLarryKnox.
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