‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Robert's visitation.

Robert Curtis Knox

Robert “Curtis” Knox



Robert “Curtis” Knox, age 78, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at National Health Care of Laurens.


Born on March 14, 1942, in Victoria, VA he was a son of the late Robert Knox and Claudia Andrews Knox Best. A U.S. Navy veteran, Curtis graduated from Piedmont Tech with a degree in Auto Body and Paint. He worked with Ceramtec having served twenty-eight years and retired with Faurecia with eleven years of service. After his retirement, Curtis worked part time with Senior Options. As a member of Second Baptist Church, Curtis always had a special place in his heart for serving the Lord and he served the church as a Deacon as well as other offices in the church. He loved to travel, was an avid reader, was a classic car enthusiast, member of the Laurens County Cruisers, and in his last few years enjoyed his Friday drives in his Mustang.


He is survived by: his beloved wife of fifty-two years, Martha “Penny” Barrett Knox of the home; sister, Carolyn Palmore (Murrel) of Sandston, VA; brother, James Ronald Best of Cross Hill.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepfather, James R. Best and a daughter, Tammy Rene Knox.


Funeral services will be held at noon, Monday, January 4, 2021, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. J.D. Shiflet and Rev. Julien Crowe with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The family will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary one hour prior to the service.


Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 416 Fleming St., Laurens, SC 29360 or to Prisma Health Cancer Institute, 22725 Hwy. 76 E., Clinton, SC 29325.


The family will be at the home of Barrett and Nikki Stewart. The family requests that for all visits a mask and social distancing be observed.


Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Knox, please visit our flower store.


I worked with Curtis for a number of years at Senior Options. He was a kind and gentle spirit. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time, in the name of Jesus I pray, Amen!

Vickie Pitts Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Knox

Sandra Laws Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Penny and Ron, our deepest condolences and prayers for you all. Curtis was a great man. Reggie and I truly enjoyed our visit with you guys at the lake last summer. Penny, please know that you both brought great joy to our lives reminiscing about the years you worked with Reggies Dad, Stepmom and my sister. Reggie especially loved talking about the Mustang with Curtis. I pray you find comfort in the many years of wonderful memories that the two of you shared together. Ron theres no doubt how much he loved his baby brother. May God wrap His loving arms around you all in the days and weeks to come.
Love and continued prayers.
Reggie Rush & Julie McNinch Rush

Julie and Reggie Rush Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Curtis and I use to work together at Senior Options. He was always a good person. I have not saw him after leaving the workplace but just know he holds a special place in our lives. He is home with the Lord. My condolences and prayers are with you all.

Paula James Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Curtis, you were our oldest cousin and cohort and you set the example for the person we should all strive to be. We cry tears for your loss now, yet knowing you are finally at rest, all the pain gone. We, as a family, are forever grateful for your life, loyalty and love. So, I guess we are not really saying goodbye, only farewell, for you can never die as long as you live in our hearts and minds. There will always be "Curtis Stories".

Dear Penny, we know there is little that can be said or done to ease your pain when you have just lost the love of your life. Still, the many understanding thoughts and prayers being sent your way let you know others care and share your loss of this sweet man. Hope that is of some comfort to you. We love you, always.

Nancy A Ayers Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

Penny, Im praying for God to comfort and give you peace knowing Curtis is with Him. The two of you shared a special bond for life and a love for each other that shall never die. In my mind I have memories of both of you smiling and enjoying life together. I love you and keeping you in prayer.

BettyAnn Spires Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

Curtis was one of the sweet man i know. Penny want to send prayers and love. Amy chambers

Amy Chambers Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

Penny, I am so sorry about your loss. Curtis fought a brave battle. I know you will miss him terribly. Anywhere I saw you it was always you two together. .He was a kind man with a smile for everyone. I will pray for you. May God carry you in his loving arms. Janice Banks

Janice Banks Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

Penny, I am so sorry to hear about Curtis. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jean Deason Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry about Curtis. I truly enjoyed working with him at Senior Options. He was a good friend and even greater man.

Frankie Robertson Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

Show More Entries