Earl L. Knox

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Earl L. Knox
1936 - 2018
AUGUSTA - Earl L. Knox, 81, of Alton Road, died unexpectedly on Feb. 3, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Gardiner on Sept. 27, 1936, the oldest son of Louis P. Knox and Hilda E. (Lancaster) Knox.
Earl and his wife Patricia eloped in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 26, 1956, and celebrated 62 years of marriage that ended just a few weeks ago when Patricia passed away on Jan. 8, 2018.
Earl proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran, earning the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and the Presidential Unit Citation from Lyndon B. Johnson.
Earl also proudly served as father to three children, Melissa, Melanie and Michael, raising them at duty stations which included Virginia, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and Minnesota.
He retired as a Captain and came home to Maine in 1972. He served many years on the Legislative Staff for the State of Maine.
Earl enjoyed the game of racket ball, particularly playing and beating younger opponents. He was also known to throw a horseshoe or two. He had a first class sweet tooth.
Surviving are his three children, Melissa A. Hartman and her husband Jim Ellis of Simsbury, Conn., Melanie G. Knox of Belgrade, Michael L. Knox of Belgrade; two brothers Carl Knox and his wife Laurette of Augusta, and Ronald Knox and his wife Helen of Sarasota, Fla., three sisters Donna Kline and husband David of North Carolina, Leatrice Berry and husband Ray of Bath, and Susan Shores and husband John of Benton,; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
There will be no public visiting hours. Committal prayers with military honors will be offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb.16, in the chapel at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta. Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St. Augusta, ME.
Condolences, photos, and stories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

Memorial donations made be made to: Cabin in the Woods, a charity benefitting homeless veterans
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Published in Central Maine on Feb. 9, 2018
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