SMITHVILLE - Danny Whitman, 64, of Smithville passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford County. He was a bladecutter at Oster and a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Layne Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial will be in the Altamont Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home at which time the body will be taken to Layne Funeral Home in Altamont for visitation from 3 until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Whitman was preceded in death by his parents, Lecil Whitman and Sarah Jane Anderson Whitman. Survivors include his wife, Helen Bratcher Whitman of Smithville. Three children, Danielle and Kenny Reed of Alabama, Felicia Davis and David Eubanks of Morrison, and Melissa Nelson, widow of Dewey Nelson of McMinnville. Two step children, Jay and Kelly Cantrell of Smithville and Trey and Chela Cantrell of Millersville. Eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Special son Dustin Fox. One brother, Jimmy Whitman of McMinnville. Three sisters, Edith Jane Fults, Gloria Jean Fults and Reuben, Almedia Fults and Homer all of Grundy County. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive.