Christopher Michael Knox

March 08, 1989 - February 10, 2017

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Thursday, February 16, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Christopher Michael Keister Knox, 27, of Wolcottville died Friday, February 10, 2017, in Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne following a 2 ½ year illness.

He was born March 8, 1989, in Kendallville to Jerry Keister and Sandra (Hughes) Knox.

He was a 2007 graduate of East Noble High School where he was active in wrestling, football, track, show choir, and Raise A Ruckus.

Mr. Knox worked in construction. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville.

Chris loved hunting and excelled with the bow and arrow. He was excellent on the guitar, loved animals, and playing video games.

Surviving are his father, Jerry Keister of Wolcottville; his mother, Sandra (Russell) Knox of Kendallville; a sister, Stephanie (Justin) Dowe of Zionsville; a niece, Finley Dowe; and paternal grandparents, Ron and Ardith Keister of Wolcottville.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Warren and Clara Hughes.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville.

Per Chris’ wish, cremation has taken place and his ashes will be scattered in the place he loved on the family farm.

Preferred memorials are to the Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 Sherman Street, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

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Guest Book

February 24th, 2017 1:49am
rome city

Chris was a great friend. I had known him for many years. I will miss him so much. He always had a know it attitude and I loved that about him. He could always make me smile no matter what kind of mood I was in. He also always helped anyone when he could and really when he couldnt. Chris will always be in my heart, gone but never forgotten. I am so sorry for your loss we all have that special moment with Chris and I will hold all of his and my memories dear to my heart.

Nancy Belcher
February 22nd, 2017 10:40am
Albion IN

So Sorry for your loss Jerry an family an Sandy an family . May Chris Rest In Peace an no more pain let god hold an heal this poor sole . Taken way to soon but Chris is now at peace an no more pain.

Virginia Dietrich
February 16th, 2017 7:03pm
Calhoun, GA

You will always be in my heart, I wish I could have been up there in your last days. I miss you so much. Smile on us know I get. Love always, V

Deb Davis
February 16th, 2017 5:37pm

Taken way to young... Rest in Peace Christopher...

Kathy & Chuck Dowe
February 16th, 2017 5:13pm
Angola, IN

Sandy and Russ, we are so sorry for your loss. You have our heartfelt sympathy.

Jessica Ballinger
February 16th, 2017 4:58pm

Stephanie I'm sorry I couldn't be there for you today. Sickness has hit my house. Your brother had a good heart and soul. I pray for peace for you today.

Robert Michelbrink
February 16th, 2017 1:58pm
Kendallville Ind.

Left this earth way to soon. He was such a joy to be around, my son Coty will dearly miss him. He was like a second son for me. Rest in Peace Chris.

Valerie Renkenberger Strycker
February 16th, 2017 8:40am
Avilla, IN

Sandy, May God's love heal your sorrow and may His peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories. Valerie

Laurie Ennis Capps
February 16th, 2017 3:51am
Honolulu Hawaii

Sending you so many hugs, prayers and all my love Love you all

Bonnie Fortune
February 15th, 2017 8:51pm
Auburn, IN

Sandy you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Bonnie and family

Lynn and Lois Liebing
February 15th, 2017 4:49pm

Mike and Pam , Our deepest sympathy is with you. Just always remember that we are hear for you each time you need us. Our thoughts and prayers are with love. Much love, Lynn and Lois

Tammy Keister
February 14th, 2017 10:04pm

No more pain, struggles, or suffering Chris. My heart aches with the thought of never seeing you again here on this were taken much too soon. My prayers are with all the individuals you touched who will miss you dearly. I know I was only your stepmother but you were always family and I loved you. May God comfort your family during this time.

Doug Handshoe
February 14th, 2017 7:28pm

Russel,Sandy so sorry for your loss . The big guy is making him smile

Terri Clark
February 14th, 2017 7:10pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking.

Linda Jansen
February 14th, 2017 11:28am

I am so sorry for Chris' passing. I remember watching Chris and Stephanie growing up. Please know that Sandy and your family, and Jerry and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Gordon
February 14th, 2017 10:44am
Kendallville, IN

Chris spent a lot of time at my house through high school and beyond. I did keep tabs on him after school and he always greeted me with a smile and "Hi mama". I am truly saddened by his loss and pray for peace for his family! One last big hug! Behave, love ya!

Ava Hamilton
February 14th, 2017 9:27am
Osceola, Infiana

My love, thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends! I met Chris at my sister and brother in law Melissa and Bobby Booth! Chris and I always greeted each other with a hug! Fly high Chris!

Robin Salmeron
February 14th, 2017 8:06am
Boca Raton FL

Sandy I wish you peace and Gods blessing during this unimaginable time Robin

Mary & Tony R. Black
February 14th, 2017 6:15am
Venice, Florida

We are so sorry to read of Chris passing, our thoughts and prayers go to out to his family... Mary & Tony

Mike & Pam Keister
February 14th, 2017 12:07am

You had a such a loveing and kind heart Chris. You were loved so very Much. May u rest in Peace now and forever. Love u Uncle Mike n Anut Pam Keister

February 13th, 2017 9:51pm

I was in show choir with Chris! He will be missed!

Sara Biddle
February 13th, 2017 9:31pm

Sandy and all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you many thoughts and prayers.

February 13th, 2017 8:02pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. I was in show choir with Chris. I always remember him being goofy. He was a kind person and I am sad to hear he is gone.

Mindy and Tracey Lash
February 13th, 2017 7:53pm

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We love you.

Bobbi Debusk
February 13th, 2017 6:58pm

Rest in peace dear child.

Lacey Spencer
February 13th, 2017 5:39pm

Chris was a great classmate and liked to make people laugh. I'm sorry to hear the sad news and he will be missed. My thoughts are with his family.

Luke & Sharon Halbert
February 13th, 2017 5:32pm
McDowell,Ky 41647

Met Chris at my brother Bobby's'.He was a nice and very polite young man.My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Cheryl Barker
February 13th, 2017 5:28pm

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort and strength for the coming days.

cathy schwemer
February 13th, 2017 5:15pm
kendallville, indiana

Special thoughts & prayers for the family & friends . May the Lord be with each as they continue through life . To know there is a special angel watching from above..miss you Chris.

Linda Keck
February 13th, 2017 2:30pm

So very sorry for your loss! Hugs an prayers for all! Love you!