Officer Franklin L. Knowles – Cranston Police

Ptl, Franklin L. Knowles

     March 19, 2015 –  It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Officer Franklin L. “Leo” Knowles on March 17, 2015 at South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, West Kingstown.  He was the beloved husband of sixty-eight years to Phyllis (Palumbo) Knowles.  Leo was born in Teachey, North Carolina, to the late John and Myra (Benton) Knowles, and was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II.  In 1954 he joined the department and retired after proudly serving twenty years in 1974.  Besides his wife Phyllis, he is survived by his loving daughter Elaine Weygand and her husband Charles.  Leo was also the father of the late John W. Knowles, and was the father-in-law of Carla Knowles.  Rest in Peace Our Brother.