Valdosta Daily Times


November 26, 2010

Richard Sexton

-- — Richard Sexton, 63, of Sparks, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010, at Tift Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Sexton was born December 23, 1946, to the late Ed and Lelia Hawkin Sexton. He was Baptist faith and was a farmer with Daniels Farms before retiring.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Matthews Sexton of Sparks; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Jackie Sexton of Lenox and Tony and Lola Sexton of Adel; one daughter and friend, Tonya Sexton and Kooter Griffin of Lenox; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Katie Sexton of Adel, Albert Sexton of Sparks, Austin and Billie Sexton of Adel, Joe and Dorothy Sexton of AL., Jim Sexton of KY., and Dock and Judy Sexton of AL.; 11 grandchildren, Tiffany Sexton, Ashley Sexton, Bubba Sexton, Abi Sexton, Dalton Matthews, Savannah Matthews, Chloe Sexton, Shelby Sexton, Bailey Sexton, Gracie Sexton, Dezaraie Avery; brothers-in-law, Thomas Matthews of Rome, Jerry Matthews of Lenox, and Bill Matthews of Sparks; special friend, Stanley Daniel of Sparks.

Mr. Sexton was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Sexton, and two sisters, Shirley Matthews and Eloise Brewster.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 28, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Purvis Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Lenox Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Saturday evening at Purvis Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at — Purvis Funeral Home.

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