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