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Johnny Knowles

Mr. John Thomas “Johnny” Knowles age 59 of Lebanon passed away December 7, 2017. A Wilson County native, he was born November 15, 1958, to Thomas Lee “Tommy” Knowles and the late Sarah Margaret Massey “Peggy” Knowles. He was a 1977 graduate of Lebanon High School and attended Middle Tennessee State University.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lebanon Jaycees, American Antique Car Association and the Lebanon Masonic Lodge.  He served on the Lebanon City Council and the Wilson County Fair Board Executive Committee.  He was a Wilson County historian and was a guest columnist for the Wilson Post for several years.  He owned and operated A1 Knowles Bonding Co. for over thirty two years.

He is survived by three children: John Lee (Leigh) Knowles, Stewart (Madelyn) Knowles, Rebecca Knowles (Mark) Fallin; three grandchildren:  Mylee Mae, Thomas Daniel and Reese Olivia Knowles; father, Thomas Lee “Tommy” Knowles; two sisters:  LeAnne (Steve) Wood, Candace (Mark) Dodson; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Wood and Rev. David Hesson officiating. Interment – Knowles Family Privilege in Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers:  Kendall Dodson, Chuck, Luke, Andy and Noah Stewart, Jay White, Randy Ballard, Larry Oakley.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Wilson Co. Fair Board Executive Committee and members, AACA Middle TN Regional Members, Officers of Sumner County Fair, Al Menah Shrine Clowns, 1977 Graduates of Lebanon High School, Kevin Harvey, Marc Humes, Derrick Knowles, Steven Wood, Thomas Knowles, Mike Sircy, Joe Murphy, Clint Martin, Vicki Odum.  Special thanks to Dr. Roger McKinney and staff of Quality Center.  Visitation Saturday 4-8 p.m. and after 12 noon Sunday at Ligon & Bobo.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.


Messages for the Family

  1. Marion Sloan says:
    Oh so sorry prayers to his family, may the Lord hold you in his arms.
  2. Angela Lalonde says:
    My heart hurts for you. Johnny was a great friend to my brother Jimmy. I will never forget all the fun times. I will be praying for you all.
  3. Elaine Tyree Freeman says:
    Johnny was the one and only! He always had a smile and a hug to give. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  4. Lyndon LaFevers says:
    I’m thankful for the time and friendship I had with Johnny. Prayers for the family.
  5. Susan Lax Wilson says:
    Johnny has always been a fabulous guy with a warm smile. I know he now enjoys eternal peace and is reunited with our friends who have gone one before. My prayers for his family are offered up with a grateful heart.
  6. Kathy Howell Roberts says:
    Stewart, So very sorry to hear this. You built our apartment adjoining our son’s home here in Nashville in the summer of 2009. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Kevin, Jimmy and Kathy Roberts
  7. Bob and Orpha Bennett says:
    Tommy, our deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts are with you and all of your family.