Jerry L. Knowles

December 14, 1940 - April 15, 2020

Jerry L. Knowles, 79, of Houston, formerly of Beaumont, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. He was born on December 14, 1940, in Union, Mississippi. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Carmalene Savell Knowles and Virgil E. Knowles, of Beaumont. He was a United States Air Force veteran and retired as a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas. Jerry was also a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie Martines Knowles; son, Jerry Knowles, Jr. and his wife, Mary Ann Edwards-Knowles, of Houston; daughter, Barbara Petsuch and her husband, Brett, of Vallejo, California; sister, Caroyln Oster of Beaumont; brothers, Kenneth Knowles and his wife, Jenny, of Beaumont and Danny Lee Knowles of Austin; grandchildren, T.J. Knowles of New York City; Blakely Sada and her husband, Edgar, of Charleston, South Carolina; Morgan Knowles of Austin; Tanner Stephen Knowles of Dallas; Carson Knowles of Katy; Ashley Munoz and her husband, Damien, of Brentwood, California; Christian Saylor and his wife, Afshawn, of Martinez, California; Sarah Anne Saylor of Concord, California; Brooke Danielle Edwards of Weimer; Alexandra Nichole Edwards of San Marcos; Erica Elizabeth Edwards of Stephenville; and Andrew Petsuch of Vallejo, California; and seven great-grandchildren.

A family graveside service for Mr. Knowles will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa, Florida 33607.


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Carolyn Oster

I will forever and always love my big brother. I didn't get to see him as often as I would have, but when we did get together, we talked about the old times and the funny things we did. We laughed a lot, often about ourselves and how forgetful we were. I was not ready to let him go, but at the same time, I am thankful that he is no longer suffering. Dixie was an amazing caregiver, often overlooking her own needs. Jerry, Jr. and Barbara stepped up and helped both of them. Rest in peace, sweet man...

Rev William Manger

Kenneth and family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I will say a Mass for in soon, as schedule allows.

Phyllis King Lee

Prayers and sympathy for you Dixie, Jerry and Barbara and family. He was a good man and father. May he rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus for eternity.

Ronnie Hamilton

I’m sorry to hear about Jerry . Dixie please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May the Divine Mercy of our Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Keith & Andrea Knowles

Sorry we can't be there, our thoughts & prayers are with you!!! We love you

John h fears

Was sorry to hear of Mr. Knowels passing. Love and prayers to Mrs. Knowles and the family. MANY great memories and times made with the Knowles family. May God bless all. Rest in comfort my friend.

Annie Martines Clary

We will miss Uncle Jerry so much. We have lots of fond memories of him. And will miss his laugh and smile the most. Prayers continue for Aunt Dixie, Barbara and Jerry Jr and our entire family. Love you all. Annie, Colt, Jackson, Emma and Allie

Barry Shelton

Dear Carolyn. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I wanted you to know that you and your family were being thought of. God Bless.

Wayne and Cindy Stinson

Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

Jerry Giardina

We are sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Prayers that Jerry is in God's arms, and for peace and comfort for Dixie and their family.