William "Sonny" Knowlton

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mr. William "Sonny" Knowlton, of Harrisburg, departed this life Thursday morning Jan. 15, 2009, at his home at the age of 79. He was born April 12, 1929 in Trumann, the son of Roy G. Knowlton and Jewell Arnold Knowlton. Sonny was a lifetime resident of Trumann and a graduate of McCormick High School. He married Emma Davis Dec. 22, 1950 and they enjoyed 58 years together. He and his wife Emma moved to Harrisburg in 1992. He was a retired electrician for A.P.& L. and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Harrisburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Britton and Wilma Hutchison and a grandson, Aaron Scott Knowlton. He is survived by his wife Emma Knowlton of the home, 2 sons, Daniel Knowlton of Hensley and Michael Knowlton of Hot Springs, 2 daughters, Donna Greer of Hainesville, La. and Lisa Bennett of Harrison, 1 brother, Leroy Knowlton of New Buffalo, Mich., 8 grandchildren, Patrick Knowlton, Amanda Greer Gilmore, Trey Bennett, Joshua Greer, Kate Cantrell, Meghan Knowlton, Kaylyn Knowlton and Nathan Bennett, and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Harrisburg with Rev. Terry Tacker and Rev.Larry White officiating. Interment followed in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.