James Don Greathouse, former president of Knowles Door Check Co., died on January 29, 2021 at the age of 76 after a long battle with end-stage renal failure.
Greathouse and his wife, Linda, bought the family-owned commercial door hardware business Knowles Door Check Co. from Linda’s father, A.T. Knowles, in 1977. He remained as president of the company until 1999 when his son, Duff, and Duff’s wife, Brenda, bought the company and Greathouse took a back seat. He retired completely in 2011.
Greathouse was passionate about community service and was active in his local church for most of his life. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda; son, Duff (Brenda); daughter, Janie (Brad); grandchildren, Clay, Henry, Asa, Ty, Madelyn and Sarah; sister, Barbara Jedlicka; and several nieces, nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Pat and Frank Greathouse; Linda’s mother and father, Lucille and A.T. Knowles; and his brother-in-law, Don Jedlicka.
The funeral service will be a private memorial for family only at First Baptist Church in Olney, Texas, on Wednesday, February 3.