Tom Knowles, age 77, of Banner Elk, North Carolina passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.

He was born on June 25, 1941 in Ridgeland, South Carolina, a son of the late Karl Ray Knowles and the late Alice Saxon Knowles.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; Son, Ray Knowles, Jr. and Sister, Phyllis Harrington.

Tom attended Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Banner Elk for many years. He was the director over Hebron Colony for 10 years. He also pastored Liberty Presbyterian Church in Sylvania, GA before becoming the director at Hebron Colony. He enjoyed singing, fishing, traveling, and spending time at Hebron Colony and with his family. Tom was a wonderful husband and devoted Christian who loved God and his family. He enjoyed to listen and sing southern gospel music.

Tom leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife of 12 years, Sue Knowles of Banner Elk, NC; Daughter, Tammy (Ray) Ballard of Ridgeland, SC, Son, Grady (Fiancé Crystal Dubose) Knowles of Ridgeland, SC, Daughter, Susan (Jude) Mayeux of Hickory, NC, Grandson, Shawn (Becca) Esworthy of Beaufort, SC, Grandson, Nicholas Ballard of Ridgeland, SC, Grandson, Joshua Stroup of Hickory, NC, Granddaughter, Jordan (Fiancée Brandon Carswell) Stroup of Hickory, NC, Grandson, Tyler Mayeux of Hickory, NC and 2 Great Grandchildren.

Services for Tom Knowles will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Banner Elk, NC with Pastor Don Holder and Rev. Craig Parker officiating.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 pm up until the service hour at 2:00 pm on Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in the Mount Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

The Family of Tom would like to offer a special thank you to the Hospice of Caldwell County for their wonderful care of Tom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hebron Colony Ministries, 356 Old Turnpike Rd. Boone, NC 28607.

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