The Rev. Knox A. Fite, 75, passed away Oct. 8 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 11, 1948 in Calhoun, Georgia to James Marvin Fite and Mozelle Moss Fite. He was retired from General Electric Company in Rome, Georgia, where he worked as a designer and as a retired minister and pastor. He also evangelized in several churches. He began as a youth minister, Sunday school teacher and worked in a nursing home for several years. He served as associate pastor and then led two churches in Cartersville, Georgia and Canton, Georgia.
Knox was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Kevin Alan Fite. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Childers Fite; a daughter, Erin Clements and her husband Bert of Dallas, Georgia; a brother, Jerry Fite and his wife Cynthia of Thomson, Georgia; a grandson, Chase Foster and his wife Erin of Norfolk, Virginia; a granddaughter, Anna Fite of Calhoun, Georgia; one great-grandchild, Bentley Goins; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Travis and Vickie Childers of Calhoun, Georgia; his aunt, Shirley Prather of Calhoun, Georgia and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Knox had a wonderful sense of humor and loved making people laugh and smile. He was an avid fisherman for several years. He also loved hunting, reading and traveling. He loved traveling in RVs and RVs and spending winters in Florida. He loved being involved in the church and especially preaching and teaching the Word of God. His travels have included Hong Kong, China, Canada, Mexico, many US states including Hawaii, and cruises to most Caribbean and Central American countries.
Services honoring his life will be held on Wednesday, October 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James W. Black and Rev. Dewayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven of Rest Mausoleum. Pallbearers include Bobby Cantrell, Clifford Crump, Buddy Davidson, Garry Moss, Henry Conner and Mike Carroll.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Brannon family and their staff are honored to serve the family of Rev. Knox A. Fite of Calhoun, Georgia.
Published by The Calhoun Times on October 14, 2023.