Willard  Knowles, Sr.

Mr. Willard Larry Knowles, Sr., age 84, of Lindale, GA, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021, at the residence of his son in Adairsville, GA. Mr. Knowles was born in Rome, GA on February 19, 1937, son of the late Jess Willard Knowles and the late Odessa Lewis Tatum. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Horsley Knowles, and by a brother, Odell Knowles. He was a 1957 graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Greenwood Mills in Lindale following over 50 years at the Lindale Mill. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club. Mr. Knowles was active in the athletic booster clubs from the youth league through high school. He served as Treasurer of the Pepperell Dragon Club for many years and in various leadership positions. He filmed the Pepperell High School football games for over 30 years. Mr. Knowles was a member of Silver Creek United Methodist Church. Survivors include his son, W. L. "Buster" Knowles, Jr. (Charlene), Adairsville; 3 grandsons, Jacob Knowles, Sandy Springs, Hayden Knowles, Rome, and Kirk McStotts, Kingston; a brother, Jay Knowles (Jerri), Silver Creek; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with his Pastor, the Rev. Michael Holt, and the Rev. Phil Wade officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday from 12 noon until the service hour. Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday at 1:30pm and include: Jimmy Farrer, Eric Willoughby, Bob Ingram, and his grandsons, Jacob Knowles, Hayden Knowles, and Kirk McStotts. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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