Michael E. Knowles, 63, of Bement, IL., passed away at 2:50 A.M., on Friday, January 11, 2019, at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

Celebration of life services and light luncheon will be held at 3:00 P.M., on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Albert Parker American Legion Post #620, Bement, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement Ball Park Fund.

Mike was born on January 9, 1955, in Urbana, IL., a son of Arthur and Elizabeth Root Knowles. He married Cindy Dozier on April 7, 1979 in Bement, IL., and she survives of Bement. Surviving are 2 sons; Jason (Brittany Benson) Dowell of Bement, IL., and Tucker (Crystal) Knowles of Bement. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren; Emily Dowell, Lily Harper, and Wes and Zachary Knowles, as well as a brother; Bob (Nancy) Knowles of Bement, and a sister; Pat (Stan) Uphoff of Shelbyville, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mike was a member of the Central Illinois Laborers Local #159, he enjoyed the beaches in South Carolina, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, IL., have the honor to serve the Knowles family in their time of need. "Our Family Is Here To Serve Your Family."