"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."—Matthew 11:28-30.
The path of this life’s journey began when Mary Johnson gave birth to Resteen W. Knox on March 17, 1916 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Resteen didn’t attend church on a regular basis, but when he did he attend Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He possessed a quiet, but friendly sprit.
He was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company. After retirement he and his wife moved back to Arkadelphia. His favorite pastime was fishing, fishing and more fishing. He was known around town to some as the “Worm Man”. It was said that he sold the best bait in Arkansas for fishing.
He was called from labor to reward on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at his home in Arkadelphia.
Resteen leaves to cherish his memory his wife Mary of Arkadelphia; a step-son Mervin Johnson of Irving, Texas; grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, numerous cousins and friends.
Mr. Knox will lie in repose on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the J. L. Williams Memorial Chapel. Dr. Lewis A. Shepherd, Jr., the pastor of Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will render words of comfort.
The committal service and final resting place will be at Helms Cemetery.