Tyler Knowles

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BARTONVILLE - Tyler B. Knowles, 18, of Bartonville, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010.

Tyler was born April 17, 1992, in Pekin, Ill., to Fredrick and Heather Sullivan Knowles Jr.

Surviving are his parents, Fred Knowles and Pam Daniels of Bartonville, Heather Sullivan and Adam Etaugh of Peoria and Joel Ferguson of Peoria; two brothers, Patrick Ferguson of Peoria and Tanner Knowles of East Dubuque, Ill.; a sister, Lanie Knowles of Bartonville; three stepbrothers, Brooks Yates of Bartonville, Branden Yates of Bartonville and Anthony Etaugh of Peoria; a stepsister, Brittany Yates of Bartonville; his grandparents, Cathy Knowles of Pekin, Gregg and Tobi Mangum of Peoria and Don and Angie Sullivan of Washington; his great-grandmothers, Miriam Mangum of Peoria and Joy Sullivan of Peoria; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and his girlfriend, Maddi Johnson of Glasford.

Tyler was preceded in death by his grandfather, Fred Knowles Sr.; and his uncle, Adam Sullivan.

Tyler was a senior at Illini Bluffs High School in Glasford, Ill. While attending Illini Bluffs, Tyler participated in wrestling, soccer and was a member of the Powder Puff cheerleading team for the girls Powder Puff games.

Tyler was a social butterfly. He liked to make friends and loved to be the center of attention. Tyler was comical, funny and always the clown who loved to make people laugh. He was never afraid to try anything once. Tyler enjoyed spending time with his grandfather at Peoria Speedway.

Tyler's hobbies included hunting and working with his hands on construction projects. Tyler also had an infinite passion for penguins.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Tyler's family encourages you to visit his website at www.Davison-Fulton-BartonvilleChapel.com, to leave tributes and condolences.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 30, 2010
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