On February 5, 1961, Oddis and Emma Jean Dixon Knox welcomed the birth of their last child, a son they named Kenny Knox. He accepted Christ at a young age. Later in life he attended Davis Temple Church of God In Christ. He was 1979 graduate of Arkadelphia High School where he played football.
“Boo Boo” was they typically young adult who made friends easily. He was an encourager and always remained positive. He was known as a jokester and could make anyone laugh. He married Tonya Morris on December 15, 2000 and to this union three children were born, Kendrick, Kayla and Kennede.
Kenny was a skilled trades-person who worked as a concrete finisher. He was a longtime employee of the Lumber Land Construction Company. His children were his pride and joy. He was structured and taught his children that obedience was better than sacrifice. His all-time quote to his children was “be a leader, not a follower.” He enjoyed watching sports, especially his favorite the Lakers (Labron James) and the Dallas Cowboys. He was an “ole school” music type of guy and occasionally listened to gospel music.
His favorite scripture in the bible was John 14:1-4 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Surrounded by his family and friends, Boo Boo passed into the Lord’s embrace. He was preceded in death by his father, Oddis Knox – January 3, 2008; his mother, Emma Jean Knox - July 18, 2007 and his daughter, Jessica Knox Norman.
Those left to cherish his legacy of love & laughter are: his wife, Tonya Knox; his children, Kennisha Knox of Little Rock, Kasha Knox of Benton, Kendra Knox of Little Rock, Mariah Knox Norman of Omaha, NB, Kendrick Knox, Kayla Knox and Kennede Knox all of Arkadelphia; his siblings, Elnora (Willie) Stephens of Little Rock, AR, Diane (James) Johnson of Arkadelphia, Patsy (Thurman) Dixon of Missouri City, TX, Tommy (Carolyn) Knox of Arkadelphia, Oddis (Joyce) Knox of Missouri City, TX, Debra (Emmanuel) Carter of Arkadelphia, Rickey (Sandra) Knox of Dallas, TX. He also leaves aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Arkadelphia Rec Center in Feaster Park with Elder Benny R. Johnson, eulogist. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Brownlee, Odray Knox, Demorris Knox, Ricarrio “Lil Chad” Bradley, Kameron “Kam Shaft” Bradley and Willie Stephens. Honorary pallbearers will be the Arkadelphia High School Class of 1979.