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Charles "JR" Knisley

Charles “JR” Knisley went to Heaven to be with the love of his life for 49 years Ruth Knisley on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at his home in Caney.


He was born on July 25, 1940 at Coffeyville the Charles Edward Knisley, Sr. and Florence Mildred (Mead) Knisley.

He worked for the City of Caney until he retired and worked for Coffeyville Monuments until he retired in 2020.

He is survived by his daughters Debbie Mitchell and husband Tim Mitchell of Independence, KS, Carol Miller of Ozark, AR, Sharon Stong and husband Rick Stong of South Coffeyville, OK, son Kenny Knisley and wife Pam Knisley of Sand Springs, OK. Sister Becky Tesh and husband Brent Tesh of Owasso, OK, Brother Jim Knisley and wife Sharon Knisley of Carterville, MO. 3 Step Sisters Debbie McDonald, Diania Evenson, Marie Sales, two step brothers Michael O’Connell, Pat O’Connell.  He had 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter, many nieces and nephews and friends.


He is proceeded in death by his wife Ruth Knisley, Mother Florance Knisley, Father Charles Knisley Sr., Step Mother Pauline Knisley, 1 brother Gary Knisley, 3 sisters Novela (Bobbi) Williams, Darlene Riley, Eulene Jackson, Father and Mother In-law William “Bill” and Silver Knight, Brother In-Law Kenny Knight, Brother In-Law Bill Knight, Brother-In-law, Lester Smith, Sister-in-law Anna Mae Peel Sister-In Law Clara Smith.


There will be a Memorial Service at a later date.


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David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

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