Mr. John Stewart Knox, Jr., age 82, of Summerville, GA died Thursday, August 14, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Knox was born October 27, 1925 in Chattooga County, GA, the son of the late John Stewart Knox, Sr. and Clara Alexander Knox. He was a member of Beersheba Presbyterian Church and was retired from Velsicol Chemical. Mr. Knox was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Knox, daughter, Margaret Hammond, and sister, Rose Ann Wooten.

Mr. Knox is survived by a daughter, Janice Hutchins; son and daughter-in-law, John S. and Suzanne Knox, III; brother, Fay Maxey; grandchildren, Amy and Jeromie Hartline, Terry Eller, Jr, Amanda & Ben Sellers, and Leslie Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday, August 17, 2008 from the chapel of Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Bayerl officiating. Burial will follow in Alpine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sid Swords, Gene Wesson, Bade Eller, Miles Bagley, Isaiah Bagley,and Mike Hutchins.

Mr. Knox will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Saturday, August 16, 2008. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to Beersheba Presbyterian Church.