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Mickey Ray Knowles

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Rollins Funeral Home, Inc.

1822 Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 309
Kenova, WV 25530

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
11:00 AM
Locust Grove Baptist Church
Rt. 75
Huntington, WV 25704

Mickey Ray Knowles, 67, of Lavalette, WV passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born in Columbus, GA on September 10, 1949; the son of the late Rev. William Hollis and Thelma Deese Knowles. Mickey was a retired Wayne County, WV school teacher. He was a Marshall University graduate and had a Masters Degree in Education. He was an Air Force veteran who served in Abilene, Texas and Karamursel, Turkey. Mickey was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his parents Mickey was also preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Milton Knowles. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Karen Plymale Knowles; two sons and a daughter-in-law Brian (Kristin) Knowles, Kevin Knowles and special friend Eric McComas. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Drs. William Durwood (Julie) Knowles of Webb, AL; Dr. William Archie "Bill" (Diana) Knowles of Graceville, FL, and Linda (James) Sims of Columbia, AL; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Rick (Susan) Plymale; as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, great nephews, great-nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Locust Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Randall Robertson and Dr. Durwood Knowles officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at


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