Dylan James Knox, 32, died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.
He was born in Raleigh, and after moving to Lillington with his family, was captain of his high school tennis team, the Harnett Central Trojans. At Methodist University, he played on the college team, and graduated from the Professional Tennis Management program.
Mr. Knox found his passion for sports and mentoring of young athletes on the tennis court. Having worked as a tennis pro at several clubs on the east coast for many years, he was employed at the time of his death by North Hills Club in Raleigh.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, and in obedience, he was baptized last year as part of his profession of faith.
The family will receive friends at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home Saturday from 1 to 2:45 p.m. The service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jon McClarnon of Lifepointe Church officiating. Burial will take place in Westview Cemetery in Lillington, where he will be laid to rest beside his mother, Wanda Knox; and sister, Shannon Louellen Knox, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Shelby Morgan Knox and her mother, Lacey Hayes; his father, David Knox and wife Jennifer McCall; brother, Nolan Knox (Katherine); sister, Lauren Knox Bowling (Shannon); grandparents, Hal and Ellen Clapper; stepbrothers, William Mc-Call (Amanda) and Joseph Gilbert; and nieces and nephew, Allison, Maggie, Paisley and Knox.
The family requests memorial gifts for Shelby’s education be submitted in lieu of flowers: Educational Account for Shelby M. Knox, P.O. Box 33103, Raleigh, NC 27636.
Dylan James Knox