Anthony B. Knowles

Born: Thu., Apr. 5, 1928
Died: Sun., May 13, 2018


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., May 26, 2018
Location: Galilee Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., May 26, 2018
Location: Galilee Baptist Church

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Anthony B. Knowles was born April 5, 1928 to the union of Ward and Claudia Jackson Knowles in Gadsden, Alabama.

Anthony accepted Christ at an early age, and was a long time member of Galilee Baptist Church.

Mr. Knowles was a very accomplished man. He served in the United States Air Force, and fought in the Korean War. Mr. Knowles served our country until he was honorably discharged, due to physical disability. However Anthony didn’t stop there! He went on to further his education, at Tennessee State University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He also attended Eastern Michigan University, where he obtained a Masters degree in Educational Administration. Later in life he attended Gadsden State Community College where he received a trade in small auto repair, and gardening.

After Anthony received his Masters in education; he began his career with the Gadsden City School System. He worked at James L. Cain, and L. V Johnson Elementary Schools as a teacher. After several years of teaching Mr. Knowles was blessed with the opportunity to be principle at Joseph F. Drake ,Floyd, and Jessie Dean Smith Elementary, where he later retired.

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, Anthony departed this earthly life .He was proceeded in death by his parents Ward and Claudia Jackson Knowles, three brothers; Jay Knowles, Herbert Knowles, and Robert Knowles. Ethel Holley-Knowles, also proceeded him in death. Mr. Anthony B. Knowles leaves to cherish his memories, and carry on his legacy one son; Algernon Knowles, Tampa FL, one daughter; Antoinette K. Coleman, Middleton ,OH :three granddaughters; Adrian Knowles Houston, TX, Alana Knowles, Tampa, FL, Alisha Coleman, Middletown, OH; two great granddaughters, Alayah and Auri Browning; one great grandson, Anthony Browning all of Middletown, OH;one half sister; Vickie Hall ,Nashville. TN two stepdaughters; DeAngela Holley, Katrenna Holley both of Detriot, MI, a host of neices, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of Life Service for Anthony B. Knowles is 1:00pm, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Galilee Baptist Church-Gadsden, Reverend Dr G. E. Robison , Eulogist. Interment at Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, AL , on Tuesday, May 29,2018.

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J Sutton Baker
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your loved one. The loss of someone in death can be a very difficult time for families. Grief is a feeling that everyone deals with it in their own way. Jesus reacted to the death of his friend Lazarus even though he had the power to bring him back to life. (John 11:33-35) By resurrecting Lazarus and others Jesus demonstrated on a small scale what he will do as the King of God’s Kingdom worldwide in fulfillment of Jehovah’s promise at Revelation 21:3-5.

Knowles Living Trust
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by The Family of Robert L. Knowles, Sr..

Those we love are always with us. Their laughter, their wisdom, and their thoughtfulness are gifts of love that are ours to keep. May these gifts help to console you. With deepest sympathy The Family of Robert L. Knowles, Sr.

Terrence Bright
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018


Antoinette, Algernon and the Knowles Family Please accept our deepest condolences and know that God loves you. He will give you peace, and strength. We thank God for using Anthony Knowles in a special way to touch the lives of so many. Bless Him, Dear Lord. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6. Eloise and Terrence Bright. Pasadena, Maryland.

Ward Knowles
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
Uncle Anthony,
Rest in peace with your Father, Mother, and brothers.

Robert l Knowles jr/Shirley R Knowles
   Posted Sat May 26, 2018
hi cous,sorry to hear about uncle A.B. Take solance in knowing there is no better hands for him to be in than GODS.Will keep you in prayer,love you.Bobby

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