78 year old Doug Sandlin of Smithville died Friday at the Webb House Retirement Center. He was retired from the Smithville shirt factory as a mechanic. He attended the Gospel Lighthouse Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor and Gary Caplinger will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ruth Caplinger Sandlin; two brothers, Gene and Garland Sandlin; and two aunts, Ione Cantrell and Dean Summers. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jenny Lynn and Ted Sauls of Murfreesboro. His ex-wife, Merle Sandlin of Smithville. Two sisters, Geneva and husband Tommy Taylor and Faye and husband Thomas Young all of Smithville. Special uncles, Quinton and wife Frances Caplinger and Doston and wife Ruth Caplinger all of Smithville. Special cousin, Billie Woodside of Dowelltown. Nieces and nephews, Lori Poss, Timothy Young, Melissa Prater, Nelson Sandlin, Lanny Sandlin, and Donna Certain. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Feb 15 2013