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Edward Ray Sexton

November 10, 1936 — April 22, 2024

Prosperity

Edward Ray Sexton

Edward Ray Sexton, 87, of Prosperity, SC passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 surrounded by his family at home. He was born November 10, 1936 in New River, TN to the late Lindsay and Glenna May (Strunk) Sexton.


As a child he worked helping his father start up the Ritter Lumber Company Mill before workers arrived. He graduated from Huntsville High School in 1955. After school he worked at the company store doing the books with his future father-in-law, Carl Ingram.


Ed married his High School sweetheart, Thelma Sexton on May 22, 1959 and was called in the service 6 months later. He rose through the ranks at Georgia-Pacific Lumber until his retirement in 1995 at the Prosperity Chip-N-Saw Mill.


He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Thelma Faye Ingram Sexton; Sons, Corbin Ray (Karen) Sexton of Prosperity, SC and Thomas William (Jacqueline “Jac”) Sexton of Prosperity, SC; daughter Carla Sue Sexton of Chapin, SC.

Six Grandchildren:  Jason Corey (Jennifer) Sexton and Lindsay Edward Sexton; Jonathan Leamon (Carrie) Sexton and Edward William (Haleigh) Sexton; Anna Marie Amick and Patrick Dustin Amick. Ten Great-Grandchildren: Elijah and Kera Sexton, Rose Sexton; Cassie, Julia, and Enoch Sexton, Jeremiah Sexton; Bailey, Skyler, and Landen Teseniar. Two sisters Linda Sue (George) Davidson of Danville, KY and Donna Kay (Kermit) Jeffers of Senoia, GA; cousin/brother Charles "Pete" Strunk of Rincon, GA and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, in-laws Carl and Virgie Ingram, he was predeceased by his brothers, Bobby Joe Sexton and Jerry Leamon Sexton; sister, Wilda Lee “Billie Jean” Sexton Owens Jones.

The Family will receive friends on Saturday April 27, 2024 from12:00 p.m. until time of funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m.in the Chapel of the Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville with Bro. Joey Zachary officiating. Music to be provided by Carrie Sexton. Burial immediately following at Reed Cemetery in New River, TN.

Pallbearers are Jason Sexton, Lindsay Sexton, Jonathan Sexton, Edward Sexton, Patrick Amick and Steve Young.


The Family would like to thank Dr. James Phillips at Chapin Family Practice and MSA Home Health & Hospice for their care over the past year.


Memorials may be made to Little Mountain Rescue Squad, Po Box 8, Little Mountain, SC 29075 or to the Pomaria Rescue Squad, PO Box 192, Pomaria, SC 29126.






Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, April 27, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Four Oaks Funeral Home Inc

2889 Baker Hwy, Huntsville, TN 37756

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Four Oaks Funeral Home Inc

2889 Baker Hwy, Huntsville, TN 37756

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Burial

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Reed Cemetery

New River, TN

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