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Robert Franklin Knox (Bob)

Robert Franklin Knox (Bob) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 13, 2021 in De Kalb, Texas.  He was 64.


Bob was born December 23, 1956 to Billy Joe and Peggy Franklin Knox.  He was recently retired from the insurance industry and was the former owner of Ark-La-Tex Insurance Agency in Texarkana, TX. Bob was a devoted Christian, husband, father, and grandfather always putting his family first.


He was preceded in death by his mother and one nephew, Cooper Hayes. 


He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Knox of De Kalb, Texas; his father and stepmother, Billy Joe and Sherry Knox of Crockett, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Hagen and Olivia Knox of De Kalb, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Micah and Adam Dixon of Genoa, Arkansas; one brother, Bill Knox of Mineral Wells, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Terrie and Mike Hayes of Lipan, Texas; four grandchildren, Tim Austin, Tyler Austin, Ryan Crabtree, and Mayson Lee Knox and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.



Visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.


Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Woodmen Cemetery in De Kalb, Texas with Kelley Shanks officiating.

Bowie County Citizens Tribune

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