86 year old B.L. Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired maintenance mechanic from the Corps of Engineers and a member of the VFW 7629 and AmVets Post 101. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife Eva Dean Cantrell; parents, Ben and Sarah Young Cantrell; a son, Kevin Cantrell; and a brother, Ben Cantrell, Jr. Survivors include a son, Steve Cantrell of Smithville. One granddaughter, Leslie and Joey Bounds and a great grandson, Tyler Bounds all of Virginia. Two sisters, Wilma Young of Murfreesboro and Lorene Jenkins of Smithville. One brother, CY and Ruth Cantrell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.