In Memoriam | July 2017



Michael Robbins Knox, JD '67

Michael Robbins Knox passed away May 13, 2017. Knox was born Feb. 16, 1943 in Fort Worth, the only child of Jasper Wendell and Willie Roberta Robbins Knox. He married the former Carole Ann Brown at North Fort Worth Baptist Church May 29, 1965, and together raised their daughters, Katheryn and Elizabeth. Knox graduated from Carter Riverside High School in 1961. He received his bachelor of arts from Baylor University in 1965 and his juris doctor from Baylor Law School in 1967. While at Baylor Law, he joined the U.S. Air Force ROTC and served in the Air Force as a JAG Officer.

On May 10, 2017, he celebrated the 50-year anniversary of his admission to the State Bar of Texas. He had many accomplishments including being the Deputy State Master Counselor of DeMolay from 1961-1962 and being sworn in to become a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in trial and tort law in December 2016.

However, his greatest accomplishment was being a husband, father, and most of all "Papa." Michael was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Carole Ann Knox; daughters, Katheryn Daniell and husband Colton, and Elizabeth Humber and husband Richard; grandchildren, Mallory, Macklin, Maverick, Louis, Nathan, Blake, and Sean; and a host of loving friends.