Kenneth R. Knowles, 92, of Owensville, went to be with the Lord Sept. 4, 2020.

He was born Sept. 17, 1927 in Gibson County to Harvey Knowles and Dale Gardner Knowles. Kenneth attended and graduated from Owensville High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Air Force to serve his Country during WWII.

Kenny married Sharon (Zehner) Knowles in 1954. They were married 61 years and blessed with three children. He worked production for Igleharts (General Foods) for 40 years. Kenny enjoyed raising Angus cattle for over 50 years. He was a member of Old Union Christian Church, VFW Post 2714, and Owensville American Legion.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Dale Gardner Knowles; wife Sharon Knowles; brothers Hugh Gardner, Cavett Knowles, Francis Knowles, and Frederick Knowles; sisters Eulah Knowles Gardner and Esther Jane Knowles Dickenson; and son-in-law Kent Newcome.

He is survived by his children Becky Newcome, Greg (Rosemary) Knowles, and Kevin (Sherry) Knowles; grandchildren Melissa (Toby) Wolfe, Paige (Ken Renshaw) Knowles, Eli Knowles, and Brody Knowles; great granddaughter Haley Wolfe; special niece who was like a sister Ruth Bratton; and several nieces and nephews.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Knowles. Visitation is at Owensville Cemetery Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 from 10 a.m. — 11 a.m. Graveside service is at 11 a.m. with military rites, Bart Newton officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Old Union Christian Church.

The family thanks North River Health Campus and Heart to Heart Hospice for the compassionate care given to Dad.

All those who wish to honor and remember Kenny in person at the service are encouraged to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.


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