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Joe  Bethuel  Knox
     Joe Bethuel Knox, 67, of Wellfleet died at home on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Joe was born March 18, 1950, to Dalton Bethuel and Eloise Maxine DeTour Knox in North Platte, and grew up in Wellfleet.
     Joe attended grade school in Wellfleet and high school in Maywood, graduating in 1968. He went on to the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture in Curtis where he received a degree in diesel mechanics.
     Joe operated the filling station in Wellfleet during the 70''s and raised livestock. During the 80''s he went to work for Circle K Farms and in 1995 opened his own mechanic shop. In the past few years, Joe had been working for the Lincoln County Department of Roads as a Grader Operator.
     Joe was very active in the Wellfleet community. He served on the Volunteer Fire Department and spent several years as Fire Chief.
     On March 2, 1991, Joe was united in marriage to Sharon Louise Coviello Knoll in Wellfleet. They lived in town for a year then moved to a home north of Wellfleet.
     Joe enjoyed camping and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was very handy, if no one else could fix something, Joe could. He even built a mini train which he drove in many parades.
     He is survived by his children, Jeff (Erin) Knox of Wellfleet, Jodi (Ron) Lemmert of Ogallala, and Jami (Bill) Schaffnitt, of Kearney, and their mother, Linda Armstrong of Elm Creek; grandchildren, Ayden, Avery, Dalton, Breanna, Jayden, and Lydia; sister, Carmen Knox of North Platte; uncle, Berdette "Butch" Knox of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and other family.
     Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; parents, Dalton Knox and Eloise Knox Look; and stepfather, William "Bill" Look.
     Cremation was chosen. Graveside memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, in the Wellfleet Cemetery. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
     Memorials are suggested to the Wellfleet Volunteer Fire Department or the Wellfleet Community Club. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 7/12/2017
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