OBITUARY

Charles Frederick Knox

August 14, 1924January 6, 2021
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Charles Knox, known as Charlie to family and friends, was born August 14th, 1924 in Riverside, Ca. He grew up with his brother and two sisters in Sunnyslope which was part of West Riverside. He went to school at West Riverside Elementary, to University Heights, then to Poly High school where he completed 3 years.

As a civilian he worked as a Forest Guard, then joined the Army on March of 1943. He was in battle at Northern France, Rhineland and was in the 29th Infantry Regiment at Normandy. He served our country well and received the American Campaign medal, European American Middle Eastern Campaign medal, Good Conduct medal, two Purple Hearts, the Meritorious Unit medal and the Victory medal.

He was honorably discharged in January of 1946. He returned to Riverside where he married his school friend, Ruby Stoner in 1946. They settled down to marital life and we're blessed with a son, Lonnie Roger in August of 1948. In 1953, a baby girl, Robin Jeanette was added to the family. Charlie was employed as a bindery foreman at Riverside Printing Co. moving up the ladder to supervisor for 40years. Charlie was active in Community Bible Church where he served as Board Member, treasurer, and greeter.

In 1975, Charlie and Ruby received their first grandson, Douglas Franklin and a granddaughter in 1979 named Kimberly Lynn. In 1980 they received another grandson, Ryan David and in 1983, Jared Matthew. A final grand daughter was born in 1986, Tamara Lauren.

In 2009 his precious wife Ruby passed away but to the joy of his family married Lois Cantrell. She had two children, Kay Lynn and Steven John also adding six more joyous grandchildren. Charlie and Lois have served faithfully together in their church, Mountain Ave. Baptist where Charlie was an usher.

Charlie passed away peacefully on January 6th, 2021 at his home in Cherry Valley, Ca. He is survived by his wife, Lois, his 4 children and their mates,11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Charlie is loved by all and will be truly missed.

In Lieu of flowers please consider contributions to: Mountain Avenue Baptist Church 1325 Mountain Ave, Banning, CA 92220 or Canine Companions for Independence –cci.org

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

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Kay Hendry

January 24, 2021

Dad Charlie thank you for loving us as your children and thank you for loving our mom. You treated her like a queen. If you look up the word “love” there will be a picture of you and my mom. The love between you two was the most beautiful ever. Dad you will be truly missed by all the lives you have touched.
Rest now in peace. Love your daughter Kay

Kimberly Loomis

January 22, 2021

I have so many lovely memories of you, Grandpa Charlie. Watching Shirley Temple movies, Christmas Eves and visits from overseas at the house in Rubidoux, those great, big oranges fresh from your trees, painting woodworking pieces you made. We will miss you. 💜

Deidre King

January 22, 2021

Pamela Tschantz

January 21, 2021

I viewed the tribute to Uncle Charlie! So beautiful.
Charlie married my Aunt Lois. The first time we meet him it seemed as if we have known him forever. Such a great man. I know he made my aunt very happy. And just loved visiting with them. All the awesome stories they shared. Great memories!! Love you Uncle Charlie Rest In Peace! And all my love to the family you left behind!

Joye Cantrell

January 20, 2021

Joye Cantrell

January 20, 2021

Joye Cantrell

January 20, 2021

Joye Cantrell

January 20, 2021

Joye Cantrell

January 20, 2021

Joye Cantrell

January 20, 2021

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