Kenneth Knox James

04/23/1936 - 05/23/2018

Obituary for Kenneth Knox James

Kenneth Knox James, 82, passed away Wednesday morning, May 23, 2018 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Funeral services are 11 A.M. Friday May 25, 2018 at North Greenwood Baptist Church with a 3 P.M. interment in Delay Baptist Church Cemetery in Lafayette County. Dr. Jim Phillips will officiate. Visitation is from 9-11 A.M. prior to the service.

Knox was born to Columbus Doyle and Ophia Ozment James in the Tocopola community of Lafayette County, served in the US Army during the Korean war and was retired as a Certified Engineering Technician for the MS Highway Department after 42 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 29, and North Greenwood Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Knox was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse and J. D. James.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gwen, a daughter Kim Bennett of Greenwood, a son, Kerry James (Mary Lynn) of Teoc, three grandchildren, Craig Lawrence James (Kate) of Brandon, MS, Ally Long and Harris Long of Greenwood and a great grandchild, Easton Knox James of Indianola, MS.

Pallbearers will be Craig James, Harris Long, Ronnie Moss, Bill Long, Jimbo Griffin, Wayne Wier, Butch Crowson and Jerry Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Hunter, and members of the Friendship Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to North Greenwood Baptist Church 615 Grand Blvd, Greenwood, MS 38930.
Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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I was saddened to hear that Mr. James has passed away. Sharing in your sadness as you remember Mr. James.
- Jane Pigg
So sorry for your family Kim ! You , Alley , and Harris are in my prayers !
- Van Rodgers
So sorry, such a sweet man!
- Rachel Grones
I don't know where to start with all the memories we share with the James family. As long as I can remember Mr. Knox and Mrs. Gwen have been in my life. I can see him and daddy now getting ready to go fishing. I can see us on the ditch bank filled with water and catfish at the fishing rodeo. All the visits around the dining table and home made ice cream on a Sunday afternoon. So many wonderful times watching him and daddy cook and serve the Family night at Christmas dinner. My heart is broken for your loss. But I know that Mr. Knox is rejoicing in heaven with mama and daddy. He is with his loved ones that have gone before. Our lives are never the same without them here, but we will be together again. I love ya'll and I am praying for the Lord to help you through this sorrowful time.
- Vickie Bennett

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