In memory of

Lee Destiny Knox

Aug 2, 1941
Feb 19, 2022


This is written in loving memory of Lee Knox, who passed peacefully on February 19th 2022. He was born to the late Larry and Barbara Knox in Bell Gardens, California August 2nd 1941.

Lee grew up in Pendleton, Oregon and graduated in the class of 1959, after graduating high school he joined the army. Lee then spent the majority of his life in the Salem, Oregon area.

Lee enjoyed spending time with his wonderful friend Linda and going to car shows. Lee had a true love for classic cars and his dog Zena. There won’t ever be a time his friends and family won’t think of him when they see a beautiful classic car.

Lee is survived by his brother Sam Knox, daughter Lisa Peek, and two grandchildren Heather Harmon (John Harmon), Tyler Bain, and two great grandchildren Thomas and Waverley Harmon. Lee will be missed by all who knew him. He had a charm and free spirit you couldn’t help but notice.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local animal shelter. Lee loved his dogs.

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Shelley McDaniel says:

    Lee, I was shocked when I did my usual phone call just to check on you and say "hi." The hospice nurse happened to text me back. They informed me you were transitioning onto another place. I had no idea you were even sick. We have known each other sinceI was in my 20's. That's almost 50 years ago. We met on the river waterskiing and became instant life long friends. We always stayed in touch. One of my best beach trips was in your old red TransAm. You, Bullit, Caezar, and I on a whim headed with our dogs to the beach. Awesome memories! I never got the enlarged pictures to you of that trip.Another more recent memory was when I saw you in Joseph, Oregon. You had your yellow Corvette and I had my 69 GTO at the King of the Mountain car show. My absolute favorite place to be. So awesome to see you there and spend time together. Even though we didnt see each other frequently, we always checked on each other by phone. I feel devastated that my true life long friend and mutual dog lover is gone now. Worst of all, I never got to say goodbye. I know you always knew I loved you like a brother. What a dear friend you were. Im so sorry we didnt connect that "one more time." Love always, your friend Shelley

  2. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with his arrangements.

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