Joseph, 85, of Gold Canyon, AZ, passed away December 3, 2020. Joe was born in Lynchburg, VA on September 30, 1935 to Joseph, Sr. and Ruth Knowles.
He and his wife moved to Arizona 28 years ago.
Joe served in the U.S. Air Force and then went on to pastor, co-pastor or serve in many Baptist churches in the Midwest, South and Southwest, including Superstition Foothills Baptist, Brown Road Baptist Church and Weaver’s Needle RV Resort in the Phoenix area.
He is predeceased by his wife and love of his life, Dixie A. Knowles.
Joe is survived by his sons, Paul Knowles (Nicole Storto) and Jack Knowles (Martha Alvarez); brothers, Harold (Anna), David (Ernestine), and John (Sherry); sisters, Carolyn Fauber, Dianne Burnett (Joe) and Shelby (James) Seay; two grandchildren, Kendra Williams and Zachary Knowles; six great-grandchildren: Kyla, Aleiza, Isaac, Mia, Camila and Andrea who will miss their Papa Joe; as well as numerous nieces and nephews that will also miss Uncle Joe and his wonderful spirit.
Joe was a beloved member of the Montessa community in Gold canyon and the family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation for their support.
All family arrangements are under the care of Sunland Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Mary’s Food Bank https://www.firstfoodbank.org/donate-st-marys-food-bank/