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Mack Chester Knuckles, 82, of Switchback, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Westwood Center in Bluefield, VA.
Born on September 24, 1934 in McDowell County, he was a son of the late Dewey and Mary Opal Cochran Knuckles. He had been a resident of McDowell County for most of his life and was a retired coal miner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Day Knuckles; children, Gary & Joseph Knuckles, and Tammy Dyess; stepchildren, Kathy Batt, Debbie Shepard, and Billy Christian; siblings, Irene Moore, Dewey Knuckles, Bobby Knuckles, Billy Knuckles, Bonnie Porterfield, and Kenneth Knuckles; and former companion, Brenda Woods.
Survivors include: Children: Cynthia Loesser, Ricky Knuckles, Randy Knuckles, Kim Knuckles, Tim Knuckles, Sheri Mueller, Tina Knuckles. Step-children: Barbara Walters, Russell Christian, Betty Dunn, Patty Dixon, and Vicki Alexander. Siblings: Agnes Moore, Sylvia Goodson, Raymond Knuckles, Freda Smith, Katherine Young. Granddaughter and caregiver, Chassity who provided tender loving care.
He was also a beloved pawpaw to many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was also survived by friend, Ann Milam, and a host of nieces, nephews. He was a friend to many.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 11:00AM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Pastor Donald Williams, of the Carswell Community Church officiating.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 10:00-11:00AM at the funeral home.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com
Published on July 15, 2017
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