79 year old James Hoyte Close of Lebanon died Saturday at his residence. He was retired from Nashville Auto Auction. He was also a Methodist and a Chartered member for 49 years of the Masons.He was also an Army Veteran. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton and Alan and Ray Dupree will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Alta Page Close. One brother, Ed Close and two sisters, Mary Demali and Opal Cantrell. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margie Davis Close of Mount Juliet. One son, Jim and his wife Phyllis Close of Mount Juliet. One daughter, Vickie and her husband Ray Dupreee of Mississippi. Grandchildren, Jamie and Mike Hobbs, Todd Close, and Alan Dupree. Great grandchildren, Mikee Brown and Bailey Hobbs. Two brothers, Paul and his wife Ruetta Close of Smithville and Otis and Marguerite Close of McMinnville. Five sisters, Barbie Spencer of Smithville, Doris and husband Jack Estes of Smithville, Drusie Myers of Mount Juliet, Marjorie and A.W. Patterson of Mount Juliet, and Jo Kinia of Virginia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.