Don Cantrell

71 year old Don Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday night at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of Blue Springs Lodge #373, and the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Smithville Fire Department and a police officer for 35 years. Cantrell was also a truck driver with Smithville Freight Lines and ETA. A Masonic service will be held Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and the funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. James Williams, David Mahan and Michael Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Sudie Cripps Cantrell. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally Cantrell of Smithville. Children, Donnie and his wife Pat Cantrell, Gary and his wife Lisa Cantrell, Tammy and her husband Mark Ferrell all of Smithville, and Terry and his wife Tina Cantrell of McMinnville. Grandchildren Erica and Jason Bell, Elicia Cantrell, Travis and Adam Ferrell, Cody, and Daylon and Brooklyn Cantrell. Step grandchildren, Thomas and Savanna Russell, and Ashland Dillon. Great grandchild, Calliegh Cantrell. A sister, Lois and her husband Jim Williams of Gladeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church building fund, in lieu of flowers.

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