Gary Layne Knowles

September 14, 1952 - January 5, 2008

09/14/1952 - 01/05/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday January 08, 2008
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday January 09, 2008
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Directions
Additional Information:

Immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Service
Wednesday January 09, 2008
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Bell and Rev. Dr. Robin Wooddell officiating.

Cemetery
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Directions
Additional Information:

Immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Service
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Bell and Rev. Dr. Robin Wooddell officiating.

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.

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Gary Nelson
7 years ago

Carolyn Knowles & Family,

Gary and I worked a number of years together in the Auto Theft Unit and for a while we were the 2 most senior investigators there. I alway enjoyed working with Gary and respected him immensely. I was sorry when he left and went to SVU. I was out of town and heard with surprise and dismay of Gary’s passing when I returned. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this sorrowful time. Gary will be missed by all who knew him

Gary Nelson

Marcia Hart
7 years ago

Carolyn,

I am thinking of you and am so sorry for you and your family.

Diane Wetterlin
7 years ago

Carolyn, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Diane

Katherine Bucher
7 years ago

Carolyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please accept my greatest sympathies.

Sylvia Harrison
7 years ago

For Carolyn Knowles:

My sincerest sympathy to one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. May the Lord bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

Love,

Sylvia Harrison

Kelly Midgett aka Kelly Knowles
7 years ago

I know that I don’t know you but I am Jerry’s daughter-Elwood’s brother. I have regreted letting what my father was keep me from knowing my family. I did want you to know that I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I’ve always heard he was such a good man. My husband is too a Capt. with the Norfok Police Dept. I would’ve loved for him to get to know us both. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Kelly

Nancy Parlette Alma's daughter
7 years ago

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please give our love to Lillie.

SANDRA OBRIEN
7 years ago

To Gary’s family,

I was saddened to hear of your tremendous loss. I am a VB911 Dispatcher and worked with Gary for many years. He was a a gentle person, easy going, fine Detective. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy O’Brien

Doryce Moore
7 years ago

To the family of Gary Knowles:

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I never met Gary but used to hear a lot about him when his mother and I shared a desk at NARF over 30 years ago. I doubt if Lille remembers me. If she does, please let her know I send my condolences.

Mickie &Tommye Lynne Goss
7 years ago

We want to express our sincere condolences to Gary’s family. We both enjoyed working with Gary very much. I as a dispatcher and my husband as an officer who worked w/ Gary as an Auto Detective. God Bless.

Judy Hederstrom
7 years ago

What can be said at a time like this! You know, Carolyn, what a wonderful man Gary was and what we all thought of him. He was a prince among men and I want you to know that Paul and I have you in our thoughts and prayers daily. He will be greatly missed. Love, Judy