Phillip G. "Phil" Knox

March 19, 1944 - May 22, 2017

Phillip G.


Phillip G. “Phil” Knox, 73, of Belvidere, went to be with the Lord, Monday, May 22, 2017 after a short illness with his wife, Carol, by his side. Born March 19, 1944 in Belvidere, son of Ralph and Lillian (Schwedersky) Knox. Phil served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. He married Carolynn “Carol” on September 16, 1972 in Belvidere. Phil worked for the railroad for 35 years, starting with Chicago Northwestern and retiring from Union Pacific. He was a devoted member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere. Phil was a lifetime member of the VFW #1461 and the American Legion #77.

Phil is loved and missed by his wife, Carolynn, brother, Gerald (Velma) Knox, sister-in-laws, Donna Knox, Lois Knox, and Marilynn Riske, brother-in-law, Ken of Wisconsin, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, David Knox and Ralph Knox, brother-in-laws, LeRoy and Al, and nephew, Mark Knox.

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Our Deepest Sympathy~~to all the family members. Phil was loved by so many of you. Praise God we will see him again one day in our heavenly home. In the meantime our memories of him will sustain us. Hugs to each of you and much love. Norma Jean and Joe ( AZ cousins)

Norma Jean Scibetta 2017-06-01T04:01:48

So very sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. He was a good guy who will be greatly missed
God bless.

Kay Knaup 2017-05-31T17:59:22

Carol. were so very sorry for your loss. Were still here for you. Please let us know if you need anything. Have missed seeing you both. So sorry again. Love Lee and Bernie.

Mary Ann Masiulis 2017-05-28T01:20:42

With Sympathy, from our family to yours!

Gary & Betty Blatchford 2017-05-27T18:33:41

Carol we are so sorry to hear about Phil. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs. Lyle and Patti

Lyle and Patti Lee 2017-05-27T14:57:19

It is with our deepest sympathy that we send our condolences to you Carol and family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Phil. He will be dearly missed by all. Our prayers are with you, and if there is anything we can do please let is know.
Mike and Lynn Myers

Mike and Lynn Myers 2017-05-27T00:23:01

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and send our prayers and sympathy to the family.
Jim and LaVonne

Jim and La Vonne Arand 2017-05-26T18:36:22


I am so very sorry to hear about Phil. Michael and I enjoyed chatting with you both at the Legion on many an occasion, and he will be missed. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jen and Michael

Jen Fair 2017-05-26T15:18:05

sorry Carol to hear of Phil’sE passing. I met him at the Belevidere railroad yard and his sunny disposition made it a pleasure to be with him. Both Trish and I send our condolences EJ and Patricia Stevens

EJ and Patricia Stevens 2017-05-26T01:53:12

Dear carol, we are so sorry for your loss. You were married to a wonderful man and he will be missed by many. Dave and I will always be greatful for you and Phil friendship and we will be keeping you both in our prayers.. I know the Lord will help you down this very hard road and he will keep you strong.. Blessings Always, Dave & Jean Manning

jean manning 2017-05-25T21:14:59

There are no words to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Phil was a true friend. He was a kind and caring person. (one of a kind) Phil will be missed by all that knew him. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close in this most difficult time.

The Daniels family 2017-05-25T19:51:05

To the best Brother (in-law) on the planet. I will miss you.

Marilynn Riske 2017-05-25T18:27:50

Carol, and all of the Knox Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Roy and Carol Brening ( Velma’s sister)

Carol Brening 2017-05-24T22:48:10

I worked with Phil for 25 years he took an 18 year old kid under his wing and became my mentor and a good friend you will be missed Phil. Sandy and I send our Condolences to Carol and her family.

Rick Gramkowski 2017-05-24T22:13:05

A great Friend that I have know all my life, we played together when we were kids. We joined the Navy together went through boot camp and after we got out of the Navy. We trapped together along with Ralph for 3 years.
Then I moved to Texas , but we stayed in touch.

Ed Fitzgerald 2017-05-24T18:41:22

Our deepest Sympathy goes to you, Carol, and your family in the loss of Phil. May God bless you with peace and strength and courage in the days ahead. May fond memories of Phil put a smile on your face and love in your heart knowing Phil is at rest.
Ed & Margaret Fitzgerald

Ed and Margaret FITZGERALD 2017-05-24T18:30:33

I knew Phil for 45 years. I worked on the Railroad with Phil for many great afternoons on The 02 Switch Engine. He was a great guy, a good friend and I will sure miss him My condolences to Carol and his family

Woody Wilson 2017-05-24T14:30:16

Carol,so sorry to hear of the loss of Phil I have great memories of working with Phil witch wifi not be forgotten, the best to you carol. Cliff and Mary gilmore

Cliff gilmore 2017-05-24T13:37:23


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