James C. Knutson was born in Ellington, South Dakota to Albert and Selma Knutson. He had 15 brothers and sisters and is survived by: two brothers: Gary and Jr.; and two sisters: Mable and Gayle.
He served in the Marines from 1951-1954. He married Audrey Symanowski on October 9, 1951. They remained married until her death on July 28, 2019. They had 4 children: Larry, Gwen, Kurt (wife Charlotte), and Tracy (husband Jack), 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. They moved from North Dakota to Alabama in 1963. He worked for Meadow Gold Dairies, then Colonial Bakeries. After he retired, he started a hay business. He enjoyed working out in the hay field, raising exotic animals, and loved his longhorn cattle.
Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, January 7, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at Hazel Green Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Golightly Cemetery.
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