Boone Aiken Knox ’58

Boone Aiken Knox ’58, of Thomson, Ga., died on Jan. 13. He was born on Dec. 21, 1936, the second son of Peter Seymour Knox, Jr. ’32 and Mary Lyles Aiken Knox of Thomson. He was named for his maternal grandfather, Jefferson Boone Aiken, of Florence, S.C. Knox grew up in Thomson and was educated at Davidson and the University of Georgia, from which he graduated in 1958. After graduation he married his wife of 52 years, George-Ann Walker Knox, and entered the family business in Thomson. He was an accomplished businessman, blessed with a keen mind, integrity, a strong work ethic, and a personality which endeared him to employees, business associates, and legions of friends. He gave to his communities, and his philanthropy is well known, impacting the cultural life of both Thomson and Augusta, as well as the lives of many people. He was an avid golfer, enjoying equally both the fierce competition and fellowship with friends. He played at many venues, building lasting friendships and relationships, not only among fellow golfers, but also among those who worked to make such venues outstanding places. Knox is survived by his wife, George-Ann Knox, 3133 Washington Rd., Thomson, GA 30824-5451; three children, Elizabeth Knox Hopkins (William Cunningham Hopkins), Jefferson Boone Aiken Knox (Catherine Davis Knox), and Charles Edward Knox (Kimberly Nations Knox); 12 grandchildren, Walker Grout Hopkins (Melissa), William Cunningham Hopkins, Jr., Broone Knox Hopkins, Jefferson Boone Aiken Knox, Jr., James Lee Davis Knox, Austin Walker Knox, Leila Nations Knox, Charles Edward Knox, Jr., John Michael Knox, James Walker Mackenzie Knox, Peter Boone Knox, and Henry Seymour Knox; his sister-in-law, Pat Knox; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.