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Melville Knowlton

Melville H. Knowlton

Thursday, December 24th, 1931 - Sunday, December 6th, 2020
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Obituary

Melville "Sarge" H. Knowlton, 88 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Sarge was born December 24, 1931, in Niagra Falls, New York to the late Harvey and Effie Knowlton.

Sarge was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He served in the United States Army from 1948 until 1968. Sarge served in the Korean Conflict as a combat medic and in Vietnam as a Crew Chief and Mechanic. Sarge was one of the first advisors sent to Vietnam in 1961. He was a watchmaker for Stamps Jewelry in Cookeville for 25 years. Sarge was loved by everyone that knew him and he will be greatly missed.

Sarge is survived by, Wife of 67 years, Dimple J. Knowlton, 7 children, Michael H. Knowlton, Edward Timothy Knowlton, and wife Judy, Anthony Wayne Knowlton and wife Debbie, Christopher H. Knowlton and wife Nancy, Russell S. Knowlton, Susan Loraine Knowlton, and Gary Knowlton; 17 Grandchildren; 17 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Siblings, Bobby, Peggy, and Patricia Moore.

In addition to his parents, Sarge was preceded in death by, Brothers, Warren, and Pete Knowlton.

Funeral Service for Melville "Sarge" Knowlton will be held Friday, December 11, 2020, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

To sign the online guestbook and to send the family a message please visit, www.crestlawnmemorial.com

Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 11th, 2020 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 11th, 2020 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Location
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, December 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Bro. Harold Johnson
  • Interment

    Location
    Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    800 W. Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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