David Lucky Knox IV, 50 of Cagle Mountain, formerly of Red Bank, finally got to met his Lord and Savior on December 26, 2015. He devoted his life to his kids, his family and a lifetime worth of exercise.
He was born on October 22, 1965. Growing up, he attended both Red Bank middle and high schools, where he fell in love with competition. Due to a 5’8”, 140-pound physique, David found out quickly that there was only one place for him, the wrestling mat. It is there that David found peace. On the mat he was quick, powerful and resilient, three traits that stuck with him throughout his time on earth. Although times were not always easy, he kept pushing through with the help of his beloved Uncle James Boston Jr. and his grandparents, James and Juanita Boston. Immediately following his graduation in 1984, he enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army, where he served from the fall of 1984 to 1988. After his time in the Army, David got a job with UPS, where he enjoyed working for over 25 years.
Davis was blessed with an amazing family. He was loved dearly by his wife, Lindsey Iva Knox; stepson, Brayden Hayes; his dog, Snoopy; sister, Julie Treadway; cousin, Taylor Boston; niece, Lauren Treadway; mother, Nancy Kaley; nephew, Luke Treadway; grandparents, James and Juanita Boston; uncle, James Boston Jr.; aunt, Karla Boston; and his beloved sons, Trent and Tanner Knox.
The appropriate word to sum up David and the life he led is intensity. Whether it was coaching little league, backing out of his driveway, or head banging to Ozzy, he would bring intensity. He was exactly the type of man you would want in your foxhole, because if David was on your side, you know you have a fighting chance. The man was intense, but he never failed to bring a smile to those around him. His favorite activities were four-wheeling and playing sports with his sons. His favorite place in the world is the Riviera Maya in Mexico, he always said he would move there, little did David know that he would be moving to a place far more beautiful than anywhere he could have imagined.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project Organization.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 30 at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
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