Obituary of Fred L. Knowles, Sr.
Pekin - Fred L. Knowles, Sr., 54, of 514 S. 5 th St. , formerly of Mapleton, died at 2:05 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002 , at Pekin Living & Rehabilitation Center , where he had been a patient for 2 weeks.
Born August 28, 1947 , in Pekin , Illinois , the son of William Jennings Bryan and Katherin Gummbrick Knowles.
Also surviving are 1 son , Fred Knowles, Jr. of South Pekin, IL; 1 daughter , Traci (and Bill) Stahl of Glasford, IL; 2 grandchildren , Tyler Bryan Knowles and Matthew Ryan Stahl; 3 sisters , Violet Pedigo of Petersburg, IL, Florence Beever of Minier, IL, and Sarah Bernice "Tiny" Anderson of Beardstown, IL; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Tom Albert Knowles, Virgil Lewis Knowles, and Francis Marion Knowles, and one sister Gertrude Elden Davis.
He worked at Caterpillar in Morton for 29 years as a parts packer.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2002 , at Glasford Baptist Church , Glasford. Rev. Tony Sutter will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior on Friday.
Cremation rites will be accorded following services and burial of ashes will be in Lakeside Cemetery , Pekin at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville, is in charge of arrangements.
Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home (Sam Bryan or Joe Hott) 309 385-4414
Joseph B. Hott - Funeral Director/Embalmer
Bert Haskell Jr. - Funeral Director/Embalmer
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