J. David Kneebone

December 26, 1990

J. David Kneebone, president and general manager of Pro Serv, a power-tool service company in Columbia, died of leukemia Dec. 7 at his home. He was 63.

A memorial service for Mr. Kneebone will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cylburn Mansion, 4901 Greenspring Ave.

A resident of Lutherville, Mr. Kneebone was born in Western Springs, Ill. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he attended Wabash College in Crawsfordsville, Ind. It was there that he met his wife, the former Emily Ormes.

Mr. Kneebone joined Black & Decker US Inc. as a sales person in 1962. Four years later, he moved his family to the Baltimore area when he began working out of the company's home office.

He stayed with Black & Decker until his retirement in October 1983. A year later, Mr. Kneebone founded Pro Serv with his son dTC Robert, and Mr. Frank Williams.

In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Kneebone is survived by his another son, John; and a daughter, Jean Vesta, all of Baltimore; a stepbrother John R. Hoatson, and stepsisters, Patricia H. Abbott and Barbara H. Massey, all of Chicago.

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