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Bill Merritt Funeral Service

6201 Northwest 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK

OBITUARY

Knox Latimer Looney

March 23, 1951July 7, 2020

Knox Latimer Looney was born March 23, 1951, to John William and Billie Sue (Latimer) Looney in New Orleans, LA. Knox graduated from George Washington High School in Denver, CO. He always enjoyed attending his high school reunions and catching up with long time friends. He was a dedicated employee in the parts department at Bruckner’s Truck Sales/Mack Trucks for over 45 years.

Knox passed away in Oklahoma City on Tuesday evening, July 7, 2020 at the age of 69. He is survived by his son, Will Looney and his wife, Becky, granddaughter, Ari all of Oklahoma City; sister, Jerri Sue Newman and her husband, Ray of Roy, WA; former wife, Margaret Looney; his beloved dog, Tipper and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. His parents, sister, Sherri Looney and sister-in-law, Ruth Lee preceded him in death.

Knox had many hobbies and interests including fishing and hunting, golf, OU football, cooking, grilling and cycling. He participated in the Hotter’N Hell Hundred Cycling Race in Wichita Falls, TX for several years. He was often seen behind his camera capturing memories at family events.

Knox was hardworking, generous, loving and always willing to help.

We love you and miss you Dad, Grandpa, Knox…

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Rose Hill Burial Park, 6001 NW Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK

In lieu of flowers contributions to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Michelle McGannon

July 29, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Knox passed away. I have fond memories of spending time with Margaret and Knox and Will at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Rosary School. Our boys attended Rosary School together and as parents, our time was spent volunteering at church and school with Knox and Margaret. We had many fun and happy times together. I remember Knox helping with the annual Oktoberfest by setting up and taking down the festival booths. He was a Scout Leader and several church gatherings were hosted at their house on 18th Street. He was genuine and someone you could always depend on to step up and help. May he rest in peace. God bless!

Kevin Bishop

July 28, 2020

I met Knox working at Bruckner's. Knox was always the first one to open the gate in the morning at Bruckner's and the last one to
close it at the end of the day. Being new to the trucking industry his knowledge was something I always admired. He loved taking on complex problems that customers had with their trucks and finding solutions no matter how long it took to get the correct answer or part. Knox was a great leader and problem solver. I always enjoyed all of the conversations about life I had with Knox. He loved telling stories about his youth in Colorado. Knox knew a lot about everything. The thing he knew best is how to treat people with kindness and respect. I can see Knox at the golden gates now . Rest in peace.

Duncan McAuliffe

July 25, 2020

Thanks to you my friend, you’re smile and fun loving ways will be missed. You helped keep our friends connected through our reunion gatherings. You will be missed greatly, see you at our final reunion in paradise.

Rodney Ley

July 25, 2020

I want to echo my deep appreciation for what a great friend Knox was during my turbulent high school years. It was Knox who always seem to be there to support other people and lend a helping hand. Frankly, he was cool.

Last September at our 50th high school reunion I was reminded again how caring he was about other people, Although we spent very little direct time communicating during the post high school years I always considered him a friend.

RIP my friend.

Frank Shipley

July 10, 2020

I had the pleasure of talking to Knox almost every day on the phone while working at my trucking company job. We cut up and teased each other relentlessly. You will be missed my friend. Until we meet again. 😊

Scott Wales

July 10, 2020

I too met Knox at George Washington High School in Denver, way back in the 60's. Knox was one of the high school friends that hung out with our group of tight-knit friends that was still in contact throughout all of these years. I enjoyed seeing him in September 2019 at our reunion, and many other previous reunions. Knox, RIP my friend, you will be missed.

Tom Hall

July 9, 2020

So very sorry to hear about Knox. Loved working with him. Always had that little
Smile on his face. God Bless. Rest In Peace my friend.

David Cullen

July 9, 2020

I met Knox in high school in Denver and we were part of a pretty tight-knit group that maintained contact over the years. We had a great gathering for our 50th high school reunion in September and then not long after that Knox told me in a phone call that he had gone through initial treatment for cancer. He didn't make further contact with me and I wondered how he was faring. He had been on my mind a lot the last several weeks; I'm saddened that we didn't have another opportunity to chat.
All my prayers and thoughts go to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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