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Walter E. Knox

March 10th, 1936 - September 14th, 2023

Walter E. Knox passed away peacefully on September 14, 2023 at age 87 after a lengthy battle with dementia. Born to Agnes and George Knox in Tarentum, Pennsylvania March 10, 1936. He had one brother George Knox, all 3 preceded him in death. Walter joined the Air Force in March 1955 and served proudly until March 1983 when he retired while stationed in Florida after 28 years of service. He was enormously proud of his service, as are we, he served his country well. He married Joyce Knox in 1962 and they had 3 children together. He remarried in 1979 to Dorla Knox and they had the pleasure of spending 44 years together making special memories. After Military retirement they decided to move to Colorado. Walter was an avid hunter and fisherman and they both loved camping and the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He went back to work in Colorado as an electronics instructor at Colorado Aerotech from 1990-2007 when he officially retired for good. He enjoyed the job and formed great relationships with instructors and students. Sadly, he leaves behind his loving wife Dorla Knox, Tracy Plunk and husband Scott, Shannon Mullin and husband Paul, Darrin Knox and wife Lori. Stepchildren Vicki McFaul and husband Roger, Kevin Major, Connie Barthel and Randy Major. Also 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Military Honors will be Tuesday Sept 26th, 2023, 9:30 am at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Ave, Denver CO. Procession starts in Staging area C. All are welcome.

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Steve Young

The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Knox’s 28 years of service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693 or [email protected]. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Steve Young Lt Col, USAF, Ret Director, Buckley SFB RAO

Published March 9th, 2024

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