Weldon Knowles

Weldon Knowles, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and respected resident of Calera, Oklahoma passed from this life in Denison, Texas on Jan. 11, 2019 at the age of 91.

Weldon married his beloved Maudine in Denison, Texas on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 1948, she preceded him in death. He retired from serving his country proudly in the United States Air Force. Weldon loved the land and dedicated himself to caring for it as a farmer and rancher. He was a faithful fan of the OU football and Dallas Cowboys. Weldon was a member of the Calera First Baptist Church during his lifetime.

Mr. Knowles is survived by his: son, Randy Knowles and wife Nikki of Hurst, Texas; daughter, Karen Harp and husband Jeff of Denison, Texas; son, Brian Knowles and wife Kim of Denison, Texas; cherished grandchildren, Staci Gast and husband Skyler of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kyle Harp and wife Mandi of Denison, Texas, Kelsey Vandyke and husband Jason of Abilene, and Jared Knowles of Austin, Texas, and six great-grandchildren; brother, Clayton Knowles of Bennington, Okla.; and sister, Janell Hall of Bennington, Okla.

Mr. Knowles was preceded in death by his: parents, and wife Maudine, and four siblings.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 7-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the First Baptist Church in Calera, Okla. with Bro. Jacob Toews officiating. His final resting place will be the Highland Cemetery in Durant with Kyle Harp, Jared Knowles, Gary Hall. and Perry Knowles as his pallbearers.

The family respectfully request that memorials be made to the Calera First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

The service is under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Okla.

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