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Johnny Sexton

Johnny "Ray" Sexton

Saturday, September 10th, 1932 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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Obituary

Mr. Johnny Ray Sexton, age 87, of Dover, TN, passed away November 24, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN. He was born September 10, 1932 to Murry and Ida Mae Byrd Sexton. J. Ray was former postmaster and mayor of Dover for many years, as well as served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Virgo ammunition ship during the Korean War. Ray was a member of Big Rock Baptist Church in Big Rock, TN and was involved in many civic organization and was instrumental at starting little league baseball in Stewart County.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Jan Butts, nine siblings and one granddaughter, Jessica Jean Wyatt of Dover, TN. Survivors include, his wife Carol Jean Weatherford Sexton, Dover, TN, sons, Gary Hughes II, Prim Springs, Chip Butts, Foley, AL, daughters, Jacqueline Hughes Wyatt, Dover, Karen List Anderson, Paris, Jan Butts, Pensacola, FL, grandchildren, Craig R. Anderson, Sydney C. Anderson, Gary W. Nelson, Derek R. Wyatt and Jason L. Martin, great grandchildren Angie M. Nelson, Lexi M. Nelson, and Noah W. Nelson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Anglin Funeral Home with Bro. William Gray and Rev. David Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow at the Stewart County Memorial Garden cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and from 10:00 am until the time of service. Pallbearers will consist of family, with honorary pallbearers Ken Holmes, Lawrence Saunders, Jimmy Scurlock and Steve Douglas.
In lieu of flowers , the family would like donations made to
The Humane Society of Dover
C/o 533 Honey Fork Rd
Indian Mound, Tn 37079
Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home Inc. Dover, TN.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Anglin Funeral Home
    Address
    402 Donelson Pkwy.
    Dover, TN 37058
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Anglin Funeral Home
    Address
    402 Donelson Pkwy.
    Dover, TN 37058
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. David Whitehead
    Co-Celebrant
    William Gray
  • Interment

    Location
    Stewart Co. Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Spring St.
    Dover, TN 37058
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Terry Barton, Sr.

Posted at 03:00pm
My condolences go out to Ms. Carol and her extended family. Mr. Ray helped me personally several times with getting a job here in Stewart County. Thank you for your service and all you did for this community. You will be missed by all.
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Dale E. Young

Posted at 04:47pm
My fondest memories of Ray are from the Stewart County Historical Society's meetings and projects. A fine man and good friend. Prayers for comfort and peace for Carol and all his family.
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