William A. “Bill” Knowles, 72, of Macon, MO, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012, at Boone Medical Center in Columbia, MO.
Bill was born on February 29, 1940, in Kirksville, MO, the son of Rev. William A. “Lefty” and Mildred (Murray) Knowles. He owned and operated Knowles Heating and Air Conditioning and was the Vo-Tech Mechanical Instructor at Macon R-1. Bill was a past president of the Lion’s Club in Macon. Bill enjoyed trading guns, fishing, turkey hunting, and quail hunting with Joe Wilson.
He is survived by two daughters, Debbie Sandner and her husband, Gene of Rocheport, MO, and Maria Snodgrass and her husband, Randy of LaPlata, MO; four grandchildren, Zach Sandner, Nicole Sandner, Emily Snodgrass, and Taylor Snodgrass; one great-granddaughter, Paisley Sandner; two brothers; Ed Knowles and his wife, Tricia of Macon and Jim Knowles and his wife, Annette of Anabel, MO, and several nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Nicholas Sandner.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Friday, November 23, 2012, at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Rev. Mr. Bernie Toll officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery southeast of Macon. Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Macon County Ministries Food Pantry.
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