OBITUARY

Clemon "Blue Ox" Wilson Knott

November 17, 1953March 9, 2019
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Clemon Wilson "Blue Ox" Knott, 65, of New Hill, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home in New Hill, NC.

Blue Ox was born November 17, 1953 in Durham, NC to late Clemon Lewis Knott and Emmie Lee Wilson. He was employed by CSX Railroad where he retired with 20 years of service.

Blue Ox loved hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed fishing at Portsmouth Island where he was an active member of Cape Lookout Mobile Sportfisherman. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Morrisville Fire Department where he retired with 28 years of service. He enjoyed Barbecuing pigs and started "Blue Ox's Pig Pickin' Parties" catering. He also loved being around his friends and helping others.

Blue Ox was preceded in death by his baby boy. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anne Knott; son, Jeremy Knott (Vickie); daughter, Tracey Jones (Jason); five grandchildren, Amber and Garrett Knott, Hannah, Dawson and Shelby Jones all of New Hill. He is also survived by a sister Cathey Stansbury of Rougemont and in-laws that he considered his brothers and sisters, Charles and Esther Prince, Michael and Ann Prince and Jane Clayton. A funeral service will be held at 2pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Good Hope Baptist Church, 6630 Good Hope Church Road, Cary, NC 27519. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC 27502 and other times at their home.

Memorials may be made to Cape Lookout Mobile Sportfisherman, P.O. Box 222, Atlantic, NC 28511.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net

  • FAMILY

  • Blue Ox was preceded in death by his parents, Clemon Lewis Knott and Emmie Lee Wilson, and baby boy. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anne Knott; son, Jeremy Knott (Vickie); daughter, Tracey Jones (Jason); five grandchildren, Amber and Garrett Knott, Hannah, Dawson and Shelby Jones all of New Hill. He is also survived by a sister Cathey Stansbury of Rougemont and in-laws that he considered his brothers and sisters, Charles and Esther Prince, Michael and Ann Prince and Jane Clayton.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Kingsley
  • Craig Ferrell
  • David Ferrell
  • Kevin Prince
  • Randy Pendergraft
  • George Pendergraft
  • J.R. Albert
  • Donnie Seagroves

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Clemon "Blue Ox" Wilson Knott

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Kim Gilbert

March 13, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Wilson’s passing. He was such a vibrant, fun loving, awesome man and I will miss him tremendously! Please know that your family will be in my prayers thru this difficult time. If you all need anything please don’t hesitate to call.

Bridget House

March 13, 2019

Rest easy Blue Ox...your chicken will forever be remembered!

Mary Edeburn

March 12, 2019

* BLUE OX *

Patriarch of Family
Best of Friend

Hunter of Deer
Angler of Fish

Cooker of Q
Spinner of Tales

Douser of Fires
Saver of Lives

Smaller of Ego
Bigger than Life

Never to be matched
Never to be forgotten

Clint Rogers

March 12, 2019

Gosh so many memories growing up in Carpenter with the Blue Ox. All the pig pickings at his place before he moved to New Hill, he’d always make sure to let me know when he was having them so I could swing by and drink a few beers and eat a belly full of BBQ. I won’t ever forget the time he come and got me to get off early from work and took me crappie fishing at Harris. We caught so many of them I got tired of catching em. We cleaned fish for what felt like two days but we had a good time. I won’t forget the time we were at fireman’s house and I high fived him so hard the plastic chair he was sitting in come all to pieces and there he set in the floor half shocked but we both laughed our a**es off. I won’t forget the time he come to pull my truck out when I got stuck on the power line. He told me to hook the chain to whatever I was least proud of...he won’t wrong. That black truck he had pulled a bunch of us out over the years. I could go on all day. There wasn’t ever anyone like him and anybody that knows him will tell you that. We have lost part of the fabric of our community. He will be missed by all.

Kim Halker

March 11, 2019

Ann, Jeremy and Tracey my heart is broken for y’all. He was so loved, by so many. There are so many good memories. I love him and I love his hugs. Even though I won’t get anymore hugs this side of Heaven, I know that I haven’t received the last hug I’ll ever get. When the days are long and hard, remember it’s not over. It doesn’t take the pain you feel away, but have the hope of knowing that we have an eternity left with the people that are gone. Wilson is in a beautiful place, not far away. I’m praying that each day gets a little more gentle than the day before. I love y’all so much.

Kelly Brewer-Gamble

March 11, 2019

To the family, you are in our prayers. All of us at Meat Products have enjoyed getting to know Blue Ox over the years, it was always a joy to talk to him and we will miss him dearly. Hopefully all of the kind words will ease your pain knowing that so many people were blessed to have known him. Love to you all, the Brewer Family.

Judd Edeburn

March 11, 2019

A great long-time friend starting with our days in the Fire Department. Remembering many good times and laughing so hard I cried with the yarns spun by the best story teller ever. Now tears from missing and losing him. Anne, Jeremy, Tracey and your families, my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

shannon talley-bradsher

March 11, 2019

I grew up deer hunting with Blue Ox, every year! He and his crew would drive from Apex to Cedar Grove early every Saturday to hunt with my Dad and all others that wanted to hunt. He was big and gruff and loud on the CB, which really kinda scared me but I had always had the utmost respect for him!!! My dad thought the world of him and Jeremy, and that's all I needed to know.

Tricia Montgomery

March 11, 2019

I only met Ox a few times, but knowing the fine children he raised - Tracey and Jeremy - speaks volumes for his character and love. My heart grieves with you all at the loss of your husband, father, and friend. I pray God's comfort and grace will uphold you, and give you courage and strength to face the days ahead.
In Christ's love - Tricia Montgomery

Nell Jones

March 10, 2019

Anne, Jeremy, Tracey and family, my heart is hurting for you all. Wilson was one of my most favorite people and his big hugs I will miss dearly. I will cherish my memories of get togethers, Wilson being Santa Claus, our family camping trips and so much more. I know the loss you are all experiencing is unbearable right now, but please know you are all in my prayers daily and will continue to be in the next weeks and months. I love y'all so much and I know daddy Rabbit greeted him on the other side with a hug.

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Biography

Clemon Wilson "Blue Ox" Knott, 65, of New Hill, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home in New Hill, NC.

Blue Ox was born November 17, 1953 in Durham, NC to late Clemon Lewis Knott and Emmie Lee Wilson. He was employed by CSX Railroad where he retired with 20 years of service.

Blue Ox loved hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed fishing at Portsmouth Island where he was an active member of Cape Lookout Mobile Sportfisherman. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Morrisville Fire Department where he retired with 28 years of service. He enjoyed Barbecuing pigs and started "Blue Ox's Pig Pickin' Parties" catering. He also loved being around his friends and helping others.

Blue Ox was preceded in death by his baby boy. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anne Knott; son, Jeremy Knott (Vickie); daughter, Tracey Jones (Jason); five grandchildren, Amber and Garrett Knott, Hannah, Dawson and Shelby Jones all of New Hill. He is also survived by a sister Cathey Stansbury of Rougemont and in-laws that he considered his brothers and sisters, Charles and Esther Prince, Michael and Ann Prince and Jane Clayton.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Good Hope Baptist Church, 6630 Good Hope Church Road, Cary, NC 27519. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC 27502 and other times at their home.

Memorials may be made to Cape Lookout Mobile Sportfisherman, P.O. Box 222, Atlantic, NC 28511.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net