Kidron — Gerald R. “Jerry” Knox , age 77, of Kidron, formerly of Orrville, passed into glory receiving his wings on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at his residence in Kidron, following a period of declining health.
Jerry was born on April 3, 1943, in Fredericksburg, Ohio, to the late Donald and Nina (Artrip) Knox and graduated from Waynedale High School in 1963. He married Bonnie Suzanne Barber on December 30, 1964, in Fredericksburg. Bonnie survives.
He served in the Ohio Army National Guard from 1964-1970.
He worked as a transport driver for Marathon Oil for 18 years, retiring in 2005.
Jerry was a member of Orrville Christian Church. During his 53 years as a member he was a Sunday school teacher, a Deacon, and a trustee. He was a former volunteer for the Apple Creek Fire Department from 1997 to 2012. He loved farming and was blessed to have time to spend with his family. Many years were spent wintering in Texas until health issues restricted his travel.
Surviving are son, Jerry (Michelle) Knox of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Kimberly (Ken) Webster of Prescott, AZ, and Jennifer (Greg) Jerdon of Copperas Cove, TX; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Knox of Killeen, TX; fifteen grandchildren, Logan Knox, Dillon Knox, Brendon (Victoria) Curtis, Wyatt (Justin) Schwendeman-Curtis, Briana (Ryne) Krites, Chad (Kaitlyn) Souder, Kirsten Souder, Brian (Karmyn) Knox, Cody Knox, Lane (Kaitlin Kozich) Knox, Natasha Knox, Stacy (Ben) Flick, Shawn (Danielle) Jerdon, Hannah Jerdon, and Scott Jerdon; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Earl (Bobbie) Knox of Mogadore.
He was preceded in death by son, Mark Alan Knox; infant son, David Brian Knox, and brother Eugene Knox.
Friends may call on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Orrville Christian Church, 925 North Elm Street, Orrville, from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Celebration of Life as well as Military Honors will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Orrville Christian Church, with Pastor Tom Ledford officiating and will be live streamed at facebook.com/AubleFuneralHome. Burial of ashes will take place at the Fredericksburg Eastside Cemetery in Fredericksburg at a later date.
Visitors are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and adhere to posted signs and spacing limitations. Seating may be limited.
Memorials may be made to Orrville Christian Church, 925 North Elm Street, Orrville, OH, 44667, orrvillechristian.org or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH, 44691, www.lifecarehospice.org.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.