59 year old David Lynn Nokes of Dowelltown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a personal assistant to Dr. Joe Bryant. He was also a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Frances Foster will officiate and burial will be in Mount Arat Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Nokes was preceded in death by his parents and a son, William David Nokes. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Driver Nokes of Dowelltown. Two sons, Donald and his wife Candice Nokes of Lebanon and Joe and Jennifer Nokes of Smithville. One daughter, Crystal Lynn Nokes of Indiana. Eight grandchildren, Ayla, Kaitlin, Taylor, Derrick, Christopher, Jacob, Timothy, and Amy. One brother, Ernie Nokes of Smithville. Special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathy and Curtis Brown of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.