OBITUARY

Mark Alan Knox

March 22, 1967June 9, 2018
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Mark Alan Knox, 51, Killeen, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 9, 2018. Mark was born in Wooster, Ohio and grew up in Orrville, Ohio, graduating from Waynedale High School in 1985. His childhood in a rural agricultural community inspired his lifelong love of cattle ranching and farming. He was an active member of the 4H and Future Farmers of America. Mark enlisted in the Army in 1985 and served with the Military Police at Fort Polk, Fort Drum, Panama and White Sands Missile Range. He deployed to Panama in 1989 in support of Operation Just Cause. One of the highlights of his military service was serving as a Game Warden on White Sands Missile Range. After leaving active military service, Mark worked for the Transportation Security Administration for two years before joining the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) at Fort Hood, Texas in 2003. He was passionate about law enforcement and rose to the rank of Captain, last serving as the Intelligence Chief for Fort Hood DES. In addition to his law enforcement career, Mark enjoyed farming, cattle ranching, horseback riding and spending time with his family. Mark was an active member of the Church of Christ of Youngsport, TX. Mark is survived by his wife, Cheryl, sons Logan and Dillon, parents Gerald and Bonnie Knox, brother Jerry Knox, sisters Kimberly Webster and Jennifer Jerdon and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother David. Mark’s funeral arrangements are being handled by Crawford Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, Texas. Visiting hours will be held Friday, 15 June from 6-8 PM at Crawford Bowers. Funeral services will be held at 9 AM 16 June at the Youngsport Church of Christ, 201 Youngsport Loop, Youngsport, TX followed by burial in the Live Oak Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Mark is survived by his wife, Cheryl, sons Logan and Dillon, parents Gerald and Bonnie Knox, brother Jerry Knox, sisters Kimberly Webster and Jennifer Jerdon and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother David.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Marjorie Baldwin

June 16, 2018

Dear Knox Family: Sending caring thoughts, heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers to each of you at this difficult time. We never know what tomorrow brings but we do know WHO holds tomorrow and I know that God welcomed a wonderful young man to His Kingdom. Please know that each of you will be held close in love and caring thoughts through the days ahead. God Bless each of you. Marjorie, Keri, Kevin, Stephanie, Keith, Emily, Matthew, Adam, Tyler & Aiden 2 Timothy4:7&8

Wendy Williams

June 15, 2018

To Mark's family and friends, my prayers and thoughts are with you. I worked with Mark at White Missile Range. He was one of a kind, seems like he always had a smile on his face. His personality could light up a room. Fly high Mark.

Dan Milligan

June 15, 2018

Mark will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was one of the greatest mentors, coworker, and friend that I have had the honor of meeting. Mark was one the most sincere, caring, and thoughtful people you would ever meet. He said what he meant and meant what he said. I have learned so much from my friend and will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends

Dan Badertscher

June 14, 2018

To my friends the Knox family, I feel so blessed to call Mark one of my best friends. Although we lost touch for the most part after graduating I will always cherish his friendship growing up. We had a lot of laughs, occasionally got into trouble and never found a lack topics to chat about. Wow so many memories! God welcomed home a good man this past week! All of my condolences to Gerald, Bonnie, your wife and sons, Jerry, Kim and Jennifer and your families. RIP my friend

Cindy Gregory

June 14, 2018

RIP my friend. Many great memories at White Sands Missile Range. Mark you was one of a kind you never meet a stranger. Cheryl my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the boys. From MP to game warden to that dance.

Alice Weaver

June 14, 2018

To all of you as ... The Mark Knox Family, Gerald, Bonnie Knox Family, just know LOTS of love, prayers, and hugs coming your way, during the difficult days ahead. Soooo incredibly sad, and soooo sorry for your loss. Gods peace, strength, and comfort sustain you through your loss. I have all good memories of being neighbors to your family while we were living on McQuaid Rd. Love, thoughts, and prayers ... Alice Weaver

Gina Bates

June 13, 2018

I remember all the times Mark and I would pick at each other and kid around when we were growing up. I remember his humor, his kindness and his intelligence

RIP, Knox. We will all miss you very much. 💖

Rob Ruddick

June 12, 2018

Mark,
I will always remember and cherish the time we were together in Panama on the 3rd Floor of the NCO club and at the rodeos we did with the rodeo club. You had such an huge impact on so many around you. You will be sorely missed by all who knew you and loved you. I assure you won’t ever be forgotten. Rest easy warrior. We have the watch.

Mike Friedman

June 12, 2018

Mark,
Always enjoyed our talk and banter back and forth while working for you at Fort Hood DES. Your keen way of putting things and taking care of business was unique. May you rest in peace and your family find solitude and closure...

SA Jamey Gorsuch

June 12, 2018

Mark, you were one of the kindest professionals I worked with my 10 years at Ft. Hood CID and were the key to building relationships in our community. From the time I was a wet behind the ears rookie to more recently, you always took the time to help me and offer help whenever we needed it.

I will miss you and you will be sorely missed by us all. May you rest in peace.