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James Howard Sexton

May 2, 1933 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 87)

Obituary

James Howard Sexton, 87, of the Leatherwood community of Adair County, died Friday, November 13, 2020 at Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville.

He was born May 2, 1933, in Adair County, to the late Jim Riley and Pearl Roach Sexton.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brother, Riley & Ural “Shorty” Sexton and five sisters, Myrtle Brummett, Geneva Wilson, Alvina Roach, Josie Roach & Dorothy Mae Sexton.

James Howard served on the Adair County School Board, serving as Chairman, for many years, was a member of 3Trees Church and a retired farmer.

Survivors include:

His wife of 63 years – Mary Rosaline Reece Sexton of Adair County

Three sons – Mendel and his wife LaGene Sexton, Bruce and his wife Shannon Sexton all of Columbia, Mark and his wife Alison Sexton of Bowling Green

One daughter – Sonja and her husband Perry Reeder of Columbia

One sister – Cleo Wilson of Louisville

Eight grandchildren – Miranda, Brandon, Brooke, Bradley, Britnee, Ann- Riley, Meridith & Tyler

Eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends

His faithful companion/fur baby - Benji

Funeral service – Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Hood officiating

Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery

Visitation after 10:00 A.M. Monday

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations of Gideon Bibles which can be made at the funeral home.

ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 16, 2020

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
Monday
November 16, 2020

2:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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