Howard Howell Knowles, Sr., 76, of Folkston, passed away Sunday, November 17, in Jacksonville, FL following a lengthy illness. He was born February 14, 1943 in Folkston, to the late Jeffery Knowles and Lula Lloyd Knowles. He was a member of Camp Pinckney Baptist Church and American Legion Post #130 in Folkston. He proudly served his country in the US Army.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Beulah Spradley and Inez Riggins; and brothers, Thomas Knowles, Lonnie Knowles, and Arthur Knowles.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bernice Crosby Knowles; three children, Howard Howell (Andi) Knowles, Jr., Neccy Knowles (Minter) Garvin, and Jed (Erin) Knowles; a sister, Geraldine Knowles Butts; two brothers, Emmanuel (Martha Ann) Knowles and Gene Knowles; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 20 at Camp Pinckney Baptist Church with Rev. Ray McMillan and Rev. Keith Lloyd officiating. The family received friends an hour prior to the service at the church. Memorialization was by cremation.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.