Thomas LeRoy Knowles

August 10, 1943 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Thomas Knowles Obituary

Mr. Thomas LeRoy Knowles, age 80, of Chatham, Virginia, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Mr. Knowles was born on August 10, 1943 in Draper, North Carolina to the late Mary Frances Knowles and John Wesley Knowles.

Mr. Knowles lived most of his life in Draper and Chatham where he retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

Mr. Knowles is survived by his wife, Lori Knowles; sons, C.A. Knowles (Misty), Thomas Leroy Knowles II, Jeremiah Knowles; daughter, Teresa Davis (Reid); brother, Stewart; sisters, Essel, Lisa; grandchildren, Dawn Knowles, Joshua Davis (Cristen), Alanda Knowles, Nicholas Davis, Bethany Eanes, Little T Knowles, Hannah Davis, Mya Knowles, Jazmine Knowles, Gavin Burton; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Amarion, Cayden, Ja’Ziya, Camille, Cassius, E’Owyn, Atticus, Kareem, and Charlotte.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Doricia Jo Knowles; brothers, JD and Pete; sister, Shelby.

Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 2:00pm at Swicegood Funeral Home with Reverend Kenneth Barnes officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral.

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December 2, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Swicegood Funeral Home
564 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Memorial Service
December 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Swicegood Funeral Home
564 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541


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