Charles Wesley Knowlton

Charles Wesley Knowlton


Funeral service for Charles W. Knowlton, age 93, of Hartselle will be Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Legg officiating. Military rite will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Knowlton died peacefully April 24, 2014, at his daughter's residence in Hamilton, Ga. He was born May 9, 1920, to Timothy Jackson Knowlton Sr. and Samantha Victoria Burton Knowlton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Lurlene Speakman Knowlton; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include a son, Charles Robert "Bobby" Knowlton, wife Anne; a daughter, Reba Knowlton Dyer and husband Ken; grandchildren, James Wesley "Jay" Knowlton (Holly), Charles Robert Knowlton II (Jennifer), Kelley K. Hopkins (Shane), Dustin D. Dyer (Brenda), Nicolas K. Dyer (Kari); 13 great-grandchildren; and his loving canine companions, "Megan" and "Bebo".

Our Dad and Big Papaw had a favorite saying, "He would rather wear out than rust out", he got his request.

Approaching his 94th birthday, he has had a full life, proudly serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, employed over 40 years as shop foreman at Williams Auto Parts in Decatur, founding member of the Flint Rescue Squad, Volunteer Coordinator for Morgan County Civil Defense and a member of Flint Baptist Church.

A friend Loveth at all times...Proverbs 17:17, and a great friend he was to so many, but the greatest was family. "Big Papaw" to the grands and great-grands was the joy in his life, the loving memories of his sweetheart and wife, Lurlene, the dedication and respect Bobby and Reba gave to him all their life. We celebrate his life and welcome his homecoming to his Heavenly Home.

Pallbearers will be James Wesley "Jay" Knowlton , Charles Robert "Charlie" Knowlton II , Shane Hopkins, Dustin "Dusty" Dyer, Nicolas "Nick" Dyer and Bill Briscoe.

Funeral Home

Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
741 Danville Road SW Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 353-2996

Published in the Decatur Daily on Apr. 26, 2014