William R. (Billy) Knowles, Jr. of Port Orange, Florida, passed away on February 7, 2013 at the age of 57 after a 30-year battle of injuries sustained from an accident. Formerly of Philadelphia, Bill graduated Archbishop Ryan High School in 1973, attended Bucks County Community College, and was a proud member of Council #04279 of the Knights of Columbus. Loving son of Patricia (McFadden) Knowles and the late William R. Knowles, Sr.; his beloved, Louise; sisters, Joanne Bispels (Ron), Patricia Knowles, and Noreen Schaffer (Steve). He is also survived by nephews, Jay Cassidy and Sean Schaffer; nieces, Brianna Cassidy, Dawn Becker, Kelli Schaffer, Vicki Bispels; five great-nephews; and one great-niece. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Thursday, 2/14/13 at 11:00 A.M. at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home 4815 Clyde Morris Blvd Port Orange, Florida.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 12, 2013