William L. Knox

  • Born: October 31, 1953
  • Died: March 12, 2017
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

William L. Knox, 64 of Sterling died Sunday March 12, 2017 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.

He was born on October 31, 1953 in Sterling, the son of Aaron and Evelyn (Shepard) Knox. William is a United States Air Force Veteran who served in Okinowa, Japan. He worked as a carpenter.

He is grateful to share his life with his two daughters: Alisha Warrey of Aberdeen, SD and Erin Mayer of Fargo, ND; his son, Joshua Knox of Aberdeen, SD; his sisters: Connie (John) Milles of Rock Falls, Terri (Roger) Pineda of Arlington, WA and Cindy (Bobby) King of Lake Lure, NC; his brother, Doug (Betty) Knox of Rock Falls; 6 grandchildren, Aaron, Kaylin, Gabby, Aadon, Rowan and Lily; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling, 505 1st Avenue. Full Military Honors will follow at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was a class mate of Bill's junior high and high school , he was a great man and will be missed. Thank you Bill for your service to our country! Love ya!

Posted by Carla Weckesser Scheidecker - Sterling, IL - Classmate   March 16, 2017

He was my friend and he will be miss dearly.RIP brother I will see you on the other side love you

Posted by Richard Mcquoid - Eucha, OK - Family Friend   March 16, 2017


Thank you for your service to our country. Peace be with you my friend.

Posted by John Britt - Morrison, IL   March 16, 2017

We are so sorry to hear of Bills's passing. May your family feel peace as time goes on..We are sending our sympathy.

Posted by Barb Stigall - MN - Friend   March 15, 2017

Since I was informed of your passing Bill, my mind has been flooded with so many memories. Our lives have crossed paths in our life's more times than I could ever count. And each time it was for a reason and during different stage of our lives. I know that you will stay locked tight in my heart. I have nothing but fond, loving memories of you Bill. I will miss you terribly. But i do know that all of us will be together one day.

Posted by Mary McQuoid - Jay, OK - Friend   March 15, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Bill. My prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Melody Johnson Brand - Fort Pierce, FL - Friend   March 15, 2017

I will remember Bill as the most significant relationship of my life. No one made me laugh harder than Bill could and no one loved me as he did. I will miss him forever.

Posted by Paulette Selmi - Scottsdale, AZ - Friend   March 15, 2017