Donald O Knox

May 23, 1941February 21, 2021

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Donald Odell Knox, 79, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Olympia Cemetery. Health and safety is of utmost importance during these difficult times of COVID-19. All services will have a strict social distancing and mandatory mask policy. For those who choose to attend, thank you for your extra vigilance and thinking of others when practicing safety protocols. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mr. Knox died Sunday, February 21, 2021. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Jack Harold and Dorothy Martin Knox. He graduated from Olympia High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Saratoga aircraft carrier. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, serving numerous times on church council and leading the Lutheran Men’s prayer breakfast. He retired from CSX Railroad as a yardmaster.

Surviving are his aunts, Shirley Knox, Martha Hucks, Martha Knox; a niece and nephew; numerous cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Ardelia Hughes Knox and a daughter, Donna Leigh Knox.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1127 Olympia Avenue, Columbia, SC 29201 or a charity of one’s choice.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


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William Ouzts

February 24, 2021

I remember Donald , when we worked together at the Railroad.
I will miss him. I also remember him playing Football at Olympia High
School. He was a good Athlete. I will keep the Family in my prayers.

June Suite

February 24, 2021

I remember Donald from school and from church.
He was one of the nicest guys that I ever knew. I am sure he will be missed by so many.
Prayers go out to his family and the many friends that he had.
He will surely be missed.

Sheryl Rymer

February 24, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Donald was a sweet man and always had a smile and sense of humor. He will be dearly remembered and missed. Sincerely, Sheryl Rymer and Martha Knox

James Cook

February 22, 2021

My thought and prayers go out to the family and friends during these difficult days ahead. Rest in peace my friend.

Robert L. Hilliard

February 22, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Donald's death. He is no longer suffering with pain as he has had to endure over the past months. Will keep the family in my prayers as they go through these difficult days.

Bob Hilliard