William Ray Sexton, age 91, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 at his home.
Ray was a loving husband, dad, papaw and friend. He was a good man and a hard worker. Ray had done a lot of things, but was best known for his carpentry. He loved his Lord, his family, and his country. He was a simple man, but a man of conviction and generosity. He would always help someone who needed it. If you needed help, you called Ray. He told stories of his Army days, and about the day Flat Ridge road was made. Ray was a walking, talking, history book. A great hunter and man has made it home to his Lord and the wife he has missed since October 2015.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Jo Sexton; and his parents, Roscoe and Clelia Sexton.
Ray is survived by his daughter, Laura Steele and husband, Robert C. Steele, Jr. of Troutdale, Va.; sisters-in-law, Fran Armstrong of Uxbridge, Mass., Anna Chandler of Independence, Va., Betty Martin and husband, Erwin of Galax, Va., Janet Johnson of Goshen, Ind., Angie Paisley and husband, Jerry of Hiddenite, N.C., Bonnie Sexton of Troutdale, Va.; three grandchildren, Cheyenne Steele of Troutdale, Va., Hunter Steele Wyatt and fiancée, Emma Buchanan of Culpepper, Va., Michael Steele and fiancé, Ashley Brown, of Chilhowie, Va.; great-grandson, Robert Clyde Steele of Chilhowie, Va.; special cousin, Virginia Baker of Charleston, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Burton's Chapel Cemetery with Deacon Robert Pauley officiating; where Ray will be laid to rest with his loving wife, Alma Jo Sexton. Military Rites will be conducted by Francis Marion VFW Post #4667.
To share memories of William Ray Sexton, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Ray's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.