Robert L. Knowles went to be with his friend, Jesus, and to reunite with the love of his life, Betty on May 4, 2014. Bob was born on December 30, 1927 to Lawrence A. and Cora E. (McIninch) Knowles in Wichita, KS. In high school, he took classes in printing that led to his career. He served in the Navy from 1945-1948, spending most of his time on Guam working on the Navy News. He returned to Wichita, worked for the Wichita Eagle, and then for Western Lithograph. Betty and Bob married in March of 1949 and enjoyed 62 years together. They moved to Houston in 1960 and he later opened his own business, Elite Litho Plate. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters and Betty. He leaves to mourn his daughter, Linda Gant of Houston and son, David (Suzanne) Knowles of Little Rock AR; his grandchildren, Hollie (David) Attebury of Louisville KY, Patrick (Crystal) Gant and Logan Knowles of Houston; and very special great-grandchildren, Dane Gant of Houston and Henry Attebury of Louisville KY. He also leaves his brother, Richard (Darlene) Knowles of Chicago IL and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend, and man. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Friday, May 16th from 5 pm - 8 pm. Services will be held Saturday, May 17th at 11 am at Woodlawn Funeral Home.
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Woodlawn Funeral Home
1101 Antoine Drive Houston, TX 77055
Published in Houston Chronicle on May 11, 2014