1910 – 2003

FARMINGTON – John F. Knox, 93, of Farmington, died Friday, Dec. 12, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 31, 1910, in Somerville, Mass., a son of John M. and Susan Lovering Knox. He received his education in Somerville schools, attended the University of Southern Maine, Portland, and the University of Maine at Farmington.

In 1926, he was employed by the J.M. Anderson Manufacturing Company of Boston, Mass. as manager of the Chicago office. During the Depression, he was employed by Golf-Kauf Automotive Store, Gilchrists, Jordan Marsh and the Sears, Roebuck and Co., Boston. In 1937 he was the New England salesman for the Reliable Flour Company of Boston, and in 1938 was employed by the Twitchell-Champion Company as manager of the spice department and was salesman for 20 years in Portland. In 1958 he became a district manager and salesman for the Franklin Life Insurance Company of Springfield, Ill.

On Aug. 7, 1937, he married Elizabeth E. Davison of Woodsville, N.H. In Aug. of 1997, they celebrated 60 years of marriage with the affirmation of their wedding vows at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Wilton.

He was a Charter Member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a 50-year member of Maine Masonic Lodge #20 AF&AM, Farmington, Past President of the Farmington Rotary Club, a member of the Old Crow Indian Band and the Mt. Blue Chordsman, Barbershoppers.

He was an avid Red Sox fan, loved music (especially swing band and Glenn Miller tunes) and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty, of Farmington; their children, John David Knox of Wolfeboro, N.H.; Jane Knox-Voiner of Brunswick, and James “Jim” Michael Knox of Wilton; a sister, Thelma Frances Knox of Brookline, Mass.; grandchildren, Beth Ann Knox, Sarah Jane Knox, Kimberlie Michele Knox, Robert Rae Knox and Scott Taylor.

He was predeceased by a son, Peter Knox; two brothers, Maynard Parkman Knox, and Norman Wilfred Knox; and two sisters, Dorothy Edith Knox, and Elsie K. Parker.

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