100 year old William Jesse Sargent of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a Methodist and a U.S. Army Veteran. The funeral will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be thirty minutes prior to the service. Sargent is survived by his wife, Judy Close of Smithville. A step-son, Norman and wife Lea Close of Loudon. Two granddaughters, Amanda Corts and Sabrina Fortuny. Three great grandchildren, Josephine Corts and Max and Alex Fortuny. Three siblings, James and Sam Sargent and Emma Jane Smith. The family asks that donations be made to Caring Hearts in memory of Mr. Sargent, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.