MITCHELL – William Fredrick Knowles, 88, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born June 27, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Paul and Ruth (Davis) Knowles. He married Barbara Jean Lanier February 25, 1951, and she preceded him in death May 24, 2013. His second marriage was to Roxanna Lea Melton.
Bill retired from Lehigh Cement Company. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1950 and served on the Mitchell City Council. Bill was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 and Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club. He was a good hearted man and would do anything for anyone.
Roxanna Knowles of Mitchell
Steve Knowles of Scottsburg
Jeff Knowles of Bedford
Anna Knowles of Mitchell
Justin Bowden of Mitchell
Carrie Tolbert of Mitchell
Timothy Bowden of Springville
several great grandchildren
Carolyn Green of Alaska
His parents; wife, Barbara; and son, Kim Knowles, preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Joel Parsons officiating.