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Sexton, Ernest Ray

Sexton, Ernest Ray

July 24, 1937 — September 27, 2019

Ernest Ray Sexton, 82, a longtime Liberty resident, joined his Lord, and his wife of 63 years, Evelyn, in Heaven on September 27, 2019. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Ernie's life at 3:00 pm, on Saturday, October 5, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Burial with military honors will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund or to Wounded Warriors.

Ernie was born July 24, 1937, in Rochelle, IL., the son of Latha and Sophia (Shelton) Sexton. He was one of 13 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings, wife Evelyn Juanita Alpha Sexton, and grandson Trevor James Sexton.

Ernie served his country in the U.S. Air Force from August 24, 1954, until receiving honorable discharge as Airman Second Class on February 1, 1957. He was a member of American Legion Post 95 in Liberty. He was also a member of Liberty Masonic Lodge and had been a longtime member of Ararat Shrine Temple where he served as Commander of the Legion of Honor.

Ernie's career in the airline industry spanned more than three decades, first with Boeing and later with TWA, where he worked for 33 years, retiring as an Inspector in 1997.

Ernie and his wife attended Nebo and Liberty Baptist churches. They enjoyed riding on their Harley with friends and traveled throughout the country.

Survivors include his sons, Ron Sexton (Karen), David Sexton (Deanna), and Bill Sexton; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Ernie’s life at 3:00 pm, on Saturday, October 5, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Burial with military honors will follow in Glenridge Cemetery.

Sexton, Ernest Ray's Guestbook

I was the secretary in that department many years ago. I remember Ernie well. He was such a nice person. I am so sorry for your lost. I will find him and pay my respects when I go there to visit some relatives.

Rexanne

I still think of the summer of 1976 when my mother, grandmother and me came down and seen my Uncle Ernie and Aunt Evelyn for summer vacation. I’ll carry them both with me in my heart always.

Thomas Hatfield

Gone but never forgotten...My beloved Uncle. I could never convey here what he meant to me. He will be forever in my heart. ❤️

Jeanne Sexton Brown

We are sorry to hear that Ernie and Evelyn are gone. We lost my brother, Dan, on September 20. We loved our time together in the band.

Mike and Sharon Lynch

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