Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

3969 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA


Charles Raymond Knowland

October 21, 1934May 12, 2020

Charles Raymond Knowland, 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Church, 3601 Fulton Mill Road, Macon GA with Pastor Tim Long officiating. Burial will be at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1160 Forsyth St., Macon GA 31201 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Charles was born in Jeffersonville, IN to the late Earl and Margarette Denham Knowland. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. and the United States Navy. Charles was retired from Brown and Williamson as a Fab Tech. He was an active member of First Evangelical Church, Golden Heirs Sunday School Class, and started the Food Bank at the church. Charles was a member of the American Legion. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jane Knowland, children; Dennis A. Knowland, Kim (Dennis) Burdeshaw, Allyn (Cindy) Knowland, Doug (Angie) Knowland, Jody (Angie) Knowland, Scott (Hope) Knowland, Eric (Melissa) Knowland, grandchildren; Missi, Adam, Katie, Amber, Taylor, Haleigh, Tyler, Heaven, Victoria, and Eric James, ten great grandchildren, sister; Joyce Mitchem and several nieces and nephews.

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Stella Stark

May 15, 2020

Mary so sorry about your loss. I will be praying for your family. Enjoyed being your neighbor on Meadow Drive in case you don’t remember me.

Judy Livingston

May 15, 2020

Mrs Mary and family, What a long journey Mr Charles has had. I am sure you have many happy memories to cling to in this time of grief but also joy knowing he has reached his heavenly home. It is so comforting for believers of Jesus Christ to know that one day you will see his smiling face in a brand new body. While you are waiting for this, I pray God will give you strength in the days and months ahead. So glad that I knew him and that I know your sweet family. Love and blessings,
Judy & Michael Livingston

Todd Keene

May 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss Jody, Angie and Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers,,, Love Todd Keene

Greg Agnew

May 14, 2020

Even though I didn’t know Mr. Knowland, I know his Son Jody, that’s been a friend of mine for over 17 years. I believe I know a little of Mr. Knowland through Jody. He raised a God fearing man in Jody, and this will be just a part of his legacy to attribute to his life here on this earth. May God bless the Knowland Family during this time. Greg and Jackie Agnew

Melissa Beck

May 14, 2020

Doug and family, we are so sorry to hear the news of your Dad's passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy knowing that he's resting comfortably in the arms of our Lord. God Bless you all. 🙏
Doug & Melissa Beck & Family

Dollie Shankle

May 14, 2020

Precious family.... I am so sorry for your loss! Jody my heart hurts for you, your sweet momma and the rest of your family! I know there will be a big gap in the thread that holds your family together as your daddy settles into his new home in Heaven. May each of you find a sweet sweet peace knowing he is there worshiping our Lord and Savior. May peace be what guides each of you as y’all find your new normal without him here. I know our Father in Heaven feels your pain and will comfort you as you morn, He will bless you during these dark days and bring you hope each new morning! Much love and prayers for each of you.
Dollie Shankle

Brenda Matheny

May 14, 2020

Sorry for your lost! May sweet memories dwell in your hearts during this time of sorry!! Enjoyed working with you at the Ronald McDonald House plus church!!

Lillian McCurley

May 13, 2020

My very first best friend, 3 1/2 years older than me. So many memories of our childhood. Our first pictures with him holding me with Aunt Lill watching so he didn’t drop me. I loved him from them and will always love him. Mary I wish I could be there for you, what a great wife you have been! Sonny was a very lucky man to have found you ! Joyce Marie and Terry and all, I know you will all miss him Gods Blessings to you all.


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