Everyone who knew Jesse Knowles is a stronger person for having known him. Jesse faced cancer and any other adversities in life with an upbeat, never quit attitude. Jesse’s personal motto is “Keep Truckin!”. Jesse made the decision to serve others as a member of the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Service and it is in that spirit of service that this organization was formed.
One of Jesse’s last wishes was that a scholarship fund would be arranged for a student at his Alma Mater, Montgomery Central High School. Jesse’s family along with members of PVFS joined together to make that wish come true and began organizing and fund raising. Jesse’s radio ID was 1553, so to honor him. The first $1553.00 scholarship was awarded in 2017.