Donald E. Knuckles

Donald E. Knuckles, 71, of Freeburg, Illinois, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. Mr. Knuckles was born May 23, 1941 the son of Fred and Daisy Knuckles in Etowa, AR.

Donald grew up working the cotton fields of Arkansas with his family. Later as a young man he moved to East St. Louis, IL and met his wife of 44 years Brenda. He started D & D Motors in 1971 in Washington Park Illinois, later in 1975 they relocated to West Main St. in Belleville. He worked over 40 years with his family to expand the business into multiple locations. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working at the business. He will be missed but his spirit will live on in the hearts of his family. 

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Father: Fred Knuckles
  • Mother: Daisy Knuckles
  • Daughter: Donna Knuckles
  • Brothers 
    • Clyde Knuckles
    • Delmer Knuckles
    • Denver Knuckles
  • Sisters
    • Margaret Thomas
    • Martha Jones Hess

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Brenda L. Knuckles of Freeburg, IL
  • Children
    • Donald E. (Gina) Knuckes Jr. of Mascoutah, IL
    • Angela (James II) Knuckles Stafford of Mascoutah, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Taryne Knuckles
    • Abigail Knuckles
    • Donovan Knuckles
    • Blake Stafford
  • Sisters
    • Frances Dudley of Memphis, TN
    • Bernice Southern of Manila, AR
  • Dear Nieces and Nephews
  • Sisters and Brothers-in-law

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm-8:00pm, Wednesday May 30, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, May 31, 2012  at  Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Seger officiating.  Private family entombment will be at Greenmount Protestant Cemetery.

Condolences left for Donald E. Knuckles:

    Don, Gina and family. We are so sincerely sorry for your loss. We never got to meet your dad but always heard nothing but great things about him. Don and Gina our thoughts and prayers are with your family and your dad as he will always be with you in spirt. Love you guys.

    Randy and Stacy Dehne Edmond Oklahoma 73025

    Please accept my sympathy on the passing of Don. I'm sure I met Don at one time, but mostly remember hearing about him through my brother John.

    june grab benedick belleville il 62220

    Don, Gina and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Thinking of you,

    The Blazier Family

    Dan, Jamie, Ian & Isaac Blazier Freeburg IL 62243