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Rudolph Knox

ROCK HILL -- Rudolph Knox, 93, of Palmetto Village Assisted Living Center in Chester, and long time resident of Rock Hill, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Chester Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Franklin Wylie Knox and Carolyn Proctor Knox of the Rodman Community in Chester County.

The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 620 Briarcliff Road, Rock Hill, with the Rev. Rebecca Wilkins officiating. Interment will follow the service at Grandview Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home on Heckle Boulevard in Rock Hill.

Mr. Knox was predeceased by Ruby Belk Knox, his wife of 41 years, in May 1981 and by Edith Tate Knox, his wife of 23 years in July 2006. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Vicky Knox of Rock Hill; his granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Susan and Paul Thomas of Lake Wylie; his great-grandson, Jackson Thomas also of Lake Wylie; his sisters, Annie Mae McGarity of Rock Hill and Lib Phillips of Chester; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Knox served in the C.C.C. at the Rodman Camp. He worked at Rock Hill Printing and Finishing for 38 years in the Grey Department. He coached Little League and Pony League baseball in the 50's and 60's and church softball in the 60's. He was a long time member of Tri-County Foxhunter's Club.

Mr. Knox recently transferred his membership back to Epworth United Methodist Church, where he had served as an organizer and charter member. He had attended First Baptist Church for over 20 years in the interim.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to either Epworth United Methodist Church, 620 Briarcliff Road, Rock Hill SC 29730; or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 11747, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the Knox family.