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James L. Knox

James L. Knox, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 11, 2014. He is now reunited by his loving wife Nancy (Brander) Knox who passed away on March 19, 1985. Born on July 22, 1934, Jim was the youngest son of the late William Knox and Jean Loudoun Knox. Raised in Wilmington, DE, Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a proud member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 626 for 57 years, retiring in 1994.

Jim enjoyed summers at his beach home in White House Beach in Millsboro, DE. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his family on his boat every chance he had.

James is survived by his son Kenneth Knox and his wife Linda of Newark, DE, daughters Deborah Williams and Linda Holveck, both of Wilmington, DE. Jim was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren: (Nancy) McKenzie, Alexis, Paige, Hunter, Haley, Heather, Douglas, and Kelsey. He his predeceased by his brother John Knox.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family for a viewing on Friday August 15 from 7-9 pm at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington 19808. A service will be held Saturday morning at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lower Brandywine Cemetery Greenville, DE.

The Knox family would like to thank Jim's dear friend, Virginia Fahey for her continuous love and support through the years and also the nurses and volunteers of Delaware Hospice, for all their help during his final days. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark Delaware 19711. To send messages of condolence visit

Published in The News Journal from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, 2014
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