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Dorothy "Dot" (Meadows) Knox

July 17, 1953 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Dorothy "Dot" Knox Obituary

Dorothy Meadows “Dot” Knox, 70, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, after a twelve-year struggle with frontotemporal dementia. She was a resident of Thomson, Georgia for 47 years and was married to her beloved husband, Robert Edward “Bob” Knox, Jr. for 45 years; he preceded her in death by six weeks. Dot is survived by her treasured daughters Mary Ann Knox Cross of Charlotte, North Carolina, Laura Knox Furfari of Decatur, Georgia, and Dottie Knox Thomas of Thomson. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Dorothy Ann Cross, Oliver Roane Cross IV, Henry Austin Thomas, Robert Vincent Furfari, and Samuel James Furfari; her sons-in-law, Oliver Roane Cross III, Joel Vincent Furfari, and Joshua Henry Thomas; her siblings, Mary Meadows Sloop, Jenny Meadows, Laura Meadows, Joe Meadows, Jr., Margaret Metcalf Giammetta, and Mary Lee Metcalf Wimberly, her stepmother, Kemper Meadows, and many cherished nieces and nephews.

The daughter of the late Mary Ann and Joseph Walker Meadows, Dot grew up on a peach farm in Cochran, Georgia. She was educated in the Cochran public schools and attended Middle Georgia College where she played basketball and was Miss Middle Georgia College. She came to Thomson in 1976 to work for UGA’s Extension Service after graduating summa cum laude from UGA and obtaining her master’s degree. She also worked on the state 4-H staff in Athens before returning to Thomson to marry Bob. Dot later became a caterer and in 1988 began her career as a real estate associate and broker with Watson and Knox Real Estate where she consistently earned top sales honors and loved nothing more than helping buyers find their new home.

Like her husband, Bob, she was involved in every aspect of bettering the Thomson community. A lifelong United Methodist, she sang in the Chancel Choir for over 35 years and served in nearly all of the church’s leadership positions. She was past president of the Thomson Junior Woman’s Club, the first female president of the Thomson Rotary Club and was a recipient of the Darrell M. Johnson Service Award­, Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce’s highest honor for community service. She was an ardent supporter and fundraiser for the local Ferst Readers literacy program, helping provide books for all children for their first five years. She was instrumental in securing the Augusta Technical College facility in Thomson, serving on its board for many years, and leading the statewide organization for technical college board members. Dot was devoted to Georgia 4-H, an organization that contributed so much to her personal growth and leadership development. In her youth she was state 4-H president and became a Master 4-Her; she was later a long-time trustee and chairman of the board for the Georgia 4-H Foundation.

Dot had an indomitable spirit and a fervent love of life and others; she exhibited those qualities in her professional and private life, often preparing a delicious meal and leading lively discussions during and afterward. She was fiercely competitive whether in board games or any sporting activity, but, likewise, was exceedingly generous in time and resources to the people she loved and to those in need. Dot loved the beach, reading, dancing, traveling, and learning the life story of every single person she encountered. She was an avid gardener with a gift for arranging flowers. Dot was a devoted Georgia football fan and could regularly be seen wearing a headset in the stands listening to the game’s play-by-play. Her joyful devotion to her family and friends was without equal.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 24 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Augusta Technical College Thomson/McDuffie site located at 388 Tech Drive NW, Thomson, GA 30824 with Reverend Charles Broome and Reverend Dr. Sargent Nelson officiating. Dot’s brothers-in-law and nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the Technical College immediately after the service, and an interment will follow at West View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the New Thomson United Methodist Church P.O. 539, Thomson, GA 30824 or to the Georgia 4-H Foundation, 306 Hoke Smith Annex, Athens, GA 30602.

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Memorial Service
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM
Augusta Technical College Thomson/McDuffie
388 Tech Drive, NW
Thomson, GA 30824

February 24, 2024

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Augusta Technical College Thomson/McDuffie
388 Tech Drive, NW
Thomson, GA 30824


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