Douglas Owen Knox, 54, of Auburn beloved husband of Sarah (Hostetler) Knox, was born September 6, 1967 to John & Margaret (Hostetler) Knox at Bolivar, MO. Doug peacefully passed away on October 14, 2021 at age 54. He fought covid and its complications for nearly 6 weeks with the last 25 days being spent at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY.
Doug Accepted Christ in his youth and was baptized at Mt. Zion A.M. Church. He fought many battles, but always believed. His faith carried him to the end and safely to Jesus. He was currently attending Haven of Hope fellowship in Auburn, Ky.
On April 4, 1989, Doug was united in marriage to Sarah Anne Hostetler, daughter of Paul and Orpha Hostetler at Mt. Zion AM Church in Mena, AR. They shared the joys and sorrows of life for 32 years: To this union was born 5 children, 2 sons Shelton and wife JoVonne of Auburn, KY, Tyrelle of Auburn, KY; and 3 daughters Shana and husband Marshall Miller of Auburn, KY, Tori and husband Robert Kropf of Nashville, AR., Kianna of the home; 6 grandchildren; Skyler, Brodie, Oakley, Onyx, Emma, And Maximus.
In addition to his sorrowing wife and family are his parents John and Margaret, 6 brothers and 5 sisters; Deborah and husband Justin Christner Altus, AR, Rodney and wife Rhonda of Otterville, MO., Art and late wife Lydia of Plain City, OH, Julie and husband Roy Kropf of Sedalaia, MO, Caleb and wife Sharlene of Ravenden Springs, MO, Rachel and husband Chris Eigsti of Muscoda, WI, Becky and husband Merle of Crawford, CO, Joni and wife Ida Belle Knox of Hotchkiss, CO, Marie and husband Dale Headings of Berryville, AR, Abe and wife Marissa of Berryville, AR, Noah and wife Colleen of Crawford, CO also many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and a host of cousins and friends.
Preceding in death are his father and mother-in-law Paul and Orpha Hostetler, sister-in-law Lydai and brother-in-law Roger.
Doug and Sarah enjoyed many adventurous trips. Often they spontaneously take weekend trips together on the bike and also many family trips. He loved to sing with family and friends around the table. Doug will be greatly missed! His steady and calm nature was easy to get along with and he made many friends. One of the highlights of the year was going on the “couples ride” with a group of bikers and our fearless leader Wayne Miller.
The family wants to thank all of you who helped out over the long Hospital Stay. Also the many, many prayers that were sent heavenward and for attending the prayer services at the hospital parking lot.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8pm Saturday, 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm Sunday at Willow Creek Mennonite Church on Morgantown Road. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am Monday by John Mark, Paul Miller, and John Hostetler with burial to follow in the Willow Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery. Kirby Funeral Services Russellville entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences and more can be made at kirbyfuneralservices.com. Please keep the family and friends in your prayers.
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