Herbert Eugene “Gene” Knowles, 86, died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at his home from an extended illness surrounded by his loving wife Virginia and his devoted children. Gene was born in Tallassee, Alabama. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Union Methodist Church at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor David Waldrop and Rev. Dan Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church prior to the service beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Gene was a devoted Christian who attended Union Methodist Church, Military Veteran, an avid fisherman, and a pillar of the community. He was the corner stone of his family. Gene was a faithful husband to his wife of 44 years, and a prayer warrior for all his family. He prayed diligently for his children and grandchildren as well as his church and friends.

Gene is survived by his wife Virginia Knowles and his children Mickey (Virginia) Knowles, Randy (Ellen) Knowles, Debbie (Sam) Mullens, Donna (Mark) Carboni, Shawn Knowles, sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his grandson Michael Wheat and children Ginger, Stan, and Debra.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the Union Methodist Church Building Fund.

“The Lord is My Shepherd” – Psalms 23

Sign A Guestbook

Offer a personal message of sympathy...

By sharing a fond memory or writing a kind tribute, you will be providing a comforting keepsake to those in mourning. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.