75 year old James "Jim" Sexton of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the AmVets 101, the First Assembly of God, and a retired self employed auto body repairman. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margie Sexton; two brothers, Arlie and Bill Sexton; and a sister, Fonda Ditton. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Kay Sexton and one son, Kamus and wife Cori Sexton all of Smithville. One daughter, Tania and husband Jeremy Buck of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren, Blain and Ethan Sexton of Smithville and Jeren and Tayla Buck of Murfreesboro. Two brothers, Clarence and wife Martie Sexton and Kenneth Sexton of Indiana. Two sisters, Fay Moore of California and Mallie and husband Jimmy Woods of Indiana. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.