Tomlinson "Tom" Knotts

March 17, 1941 - March 11, 2019
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Tomlinson H. Knotts, of Centerville, Texas passed away at 9:20 PM on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the home of his son, Jeffery Dean Knotts of Mathis, Texas.  Tommy was born March 1941 in Galveston, Texas, the son of Rufus and Helen Knotts.  He married Barbara Sue Pennington, August 19, 1968, in Galveston, Texas.

Tommy served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1962 and was a retired patrolman from Galveston Police Department.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Tucker Lodge 297 Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite in Galveston, Texas.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Centerville, Texas; three children; Tommie Jo Lombardi of League City, Texas, Jeffery Knotts of Mathis, Texas and Cynthia Monacy of Galveston; seven grandchildren, Lee, Richard, Ariana, Breezi, Stormy, Zoe, Rocco; one great grandchild, Jesse; two sisters Kathy Fultz of Porter, Texas and Edith Mahon of Andover Maryland.

Tommy’s family will receive visitors beginning at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.



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Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: March 17, 1941
Died: March 11, 2019

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Tommie Jo Knotts Lombardi posted on 3/30/19

Thank you for faithfully, and unwaveringly serving your country, your community and your family. You were the strongest and most level headed man I have ever known. You will live on through each of us with every breath we take. Rest easy now daddy. Yours was a life well lived.


james thompson posted on 3/26/19

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Martha Killi Mabe Lyons posted on 3/24/19

Barbara, I’m so sorry for the loss you and your family are experiencing. You and Tom were wonderful friends to me when I needed friends the most. I’ve thought of you so often over the years and tried many times to locate you. Prayers and comfort for you and your family. Martha Lyons


Cynthia Monacy posted on 3/24/19

He always picked flowers for me🌹❤