James "Jimmy" Owen Knowland Badger-A-4-2

James “Jimmy”Owen Knowland, 66, of Greensburg and formerly of Columbus passed away from this life on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 5:55amatHickory Creek in Greensburg. Mr. Knowland was born November 7, 1955, in Franklin, the son of William. and Rosetta Joyce Whitlock Everroad. Mr. Knowland worked with his father at Everroad Construction and was so proud and honored to work for years alongside his dad. After his father’s passing, he went on to maintenance work for Dr. Nieters’ office in Columbus, Indiana. He had a tremendous love for building things out of wood and crafting, from making wreaths to glazing plates. He also loved to go fishing, play Euchre, and enjoyed many meals with his mother and father. Survivors include his uncle Frank (Edna) Whitlock of Edinburgh; aunt Carolyn (William) Owens of Edinburgh; aunt Kay (Mike) Mitchell of Columbus; Aunt Jessie (Jimmy) Carter of Forsythe, Missouri, and lots of cousins. Jimmy was preceded in death by his beloved parents; his loving grandparents, Owen, and Rachel Whitlock; baby brother, William J. Everroad; and his two cats, Tommy and Cody. In addition to this family, Jimmy blessed a bonus family who he loved dearly and who were privileged to love him through last few years of his life. Survivors include Ericka and Todd Walterman and their daughters Ellen and Ava Grace of Greensburg; Julie Stuehrenberg of Greensburg; Mike and Nanci Tindall of Greensburg; and the entire Cooper family. Jimmy was preceded in death by our beloved Bill Stuehrenberg, husband of Julie. Jimmy had such a strong love in his heart for Ericka and Todd’s daughters, Ellen, and Ava Grace, who came to know him as “Uncle Jimmy.” He liked to say of them, “I have just taken those girls under my wings.” A promise the family knows he will keep from Heaven. During his last couple of years, Jimmy showed and expressed so much kindness and generosity to others. He made good friends at Crown Point and Hickory Creek and enjoyed helping others as he could – from sitting and talking with someone who may be feeling lonely to sharing his cookies and treats with others. The family would like to thank the staff of Hickory Creek, Dr. Ayon, and his staff, as well as Dr. Eaton and his staff for their compassionate care. Family and friends may gather for visitation from10-12pm, Wednesday October 5, 2022, at Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Private burial will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery. In memory of Mr. Knowland, memorial contributions may be given through the funeral home to the Bartholomew County Humane Society. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Jimmy’s family at barkesweaverglick.com