Gary L. Knowles
Virginia Beach – Gary Layne Knowles, 55, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2008, in a local hospital. Born in Virginia, Gary retired after 29 years of dedicated service with the Virginia Beach Detective Bureau, Special Victims Division. He was an active member of Providence Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Elwood Knowles.
Gary leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 31 years, Carolyn Knowles; his mother, Lillie Ginn and her husband Elmer of Virginia Beach; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Hill of Virginia Beach; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eddie and Deborah Hill of Chesapeake; niece, Niki Park and her husband John, nephew, Michael Hill and his wife Mellisa, and great-niece, Ava Park, all of Portsmouth; and his aunts and uncles, Ray and Wilma Knowles of Virginia Beach, Buddy and Dorice Bryant, Joe Bolton, and several cousins, all of Woodland, NC.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, in Virginia Beach with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Bell and Rev. Dr. Robin Wooddell officiating. Burial will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 8, 2008, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Providence Presbyterian Church Mortgage Retirement Fund, 5497 Providence Rd. in Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.