58 year old James E. Winchester, Jr. of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ernest, Sr. and Louise Raymond Winchester; a brother, Ricky Winchester; two sisters, Mary Sue Chapman and Helen Jeanette Winchester. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Winchester of Smithville. Three daughters, Michelle and her husband Tim Lord of Missouri, Jan Marie and her husband Greg Arnold of Woodbury, and Jennifer and her husband Kevin Agee of Smithville. Three sons, Jeff and his wife Meresa Winchester, Ernie and his wife Vanessa Winchester, and Jason and his wife Jennifer Winchester all of Smithville. Thirteen grandchildren and one uncle, T.R. Raymond of McMinnville, and special friend who was like a brother, Jerry Lee Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.