Robert Knox, 83, of Mount Dora, FL, formerly of The Plantation at Leesburg, passed away peacefully at his home on October 25, 2020. He was born to the late Robert and Georgiana Knox in Mason City, Washington.
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Bob graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA with a BA in Economics and Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years active and Naval Reserves for 20 years, retiring as Chief Petty Officer. His civilian career included employment in the pharmaceutical industry and then transitioning to personnel management and retiring from the Federal Government, U.S. Department of Energy, in 1996. With his wife Joanne, they moved to Leesburg, FL in 1996. Beside his wife Joanne, Bob is survived by daughters Jennifer Haglund (husband Erick), and Stefanie Bruno (husband Scott), and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Kenneth and his sister Maryellen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, Leesburg, FL on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with burial at Florida National Cemetery at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, or American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.