John Austin Knowles Jr of Huntsville, TX passed away July 19, 2016. He
John was born March 16, 1928 in Newton, AL to Pauline Martin and John Austin
Knowles, St. He grew up in Newton and said it was the best place to live.
He graduated from Newton High School in 1949 and kept in touch with high
school friends his whole life. He attended his last high school reunion
when he was 82.
After 2 years in the Navy, he attended Troy University. In 1949 he began
a 20 year career in the Air Force. He was sent to Alaska, Florida, Tripoli,
Ohio, England and retired in Longview, TX. He was a salesman for various
companies in Longview until he moved to Huntsville, TX to be closer to
Johnny married Gloria Cauthen Knowles in 1951 and they were happily married
for 62 years.
He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and aking care of his
dogs. He had friends all over the country he met through dog breeding.
He was friendly and outgoing and could tell the best stories. View Video
Preceeded in death by:
. . . . His wife of 62 years; Gloria Cauthen Knowles
. . . . Parents; Pauline Martin & John Austin Knowles, Sr
. . . . Sons; Mickey Knowles of Longview, TX & Randy Knowles of Huntsville,
. . . . Daughter; Cindy Knowles (Darrel) Martin of Huntsville, TX
. . . . Sister; Rose Knowles Reynolds of Orlando, FL
. . . . Four Grandchildren
. . . . Four Great-grandchildren
Burial in Brooke Cemetery, Huntsville, TX