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Charles B. Knowlton

September 1, 1929 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 91)

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Obituary

Lincoln - Charles B. Knowlton, 91, formerly of Lincoln, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence as a result of complications from COVID-19.  He was the husband of the late Barbara (Harris) Knowlton.  Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Leroy and Addie (Blackman) Knowlton, he had lived in Lincoln for fifty-six years, moving to Providence two years ago.

Mr. Knowlton was a conductor for thirty-seven years, working for the New Haven Railroad, Penn Central Railroad, Conrail and Amtrak, retiring in 1993.  He loved to read, listen to classical music and jazz, and was a fan of the New England Patriots.  A U.S. Air Force Veteran, he served as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War.

He is survived by one daughter, Sandra Dion, and her husband Robert, of Lincoln; two sons, Steven Knowlton, and his wife Margaret, of Harrisville, and David Knowlton, and his wife Pamela, of Pascoag; nine grandchildren, Nicole Procter, Patrick Ryan, Matthew Knowlton, Jeffrey Knowlton, Casey Knowlton, Rebekah August, Rachel Jones, Jared Knowlton and Sarah Bellavance; eighteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Leroy Knowlton and Samuel Knowlton.

A graveside service with military honors will be livestreamed on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. on Mr. Knowlton’s online memorial page at www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, R.I. 02906, or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016 would be appreciated.  Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.

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Services

Graveside Service
Wednesday
January 13, 2021

11:00 AM
 

Video is available for this event



Donations

Alzheimer's Association - Rhode Island Chapter
245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence RI 02906
Web: http://www.alz.org/ri/

Make-A-Wish Foundation
1 Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02114
Web: https://massri.wish.org/

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