Thursday, March 30, 2006

James "Jim" Edward Sexton, 77, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2006, in his home.

He was born July 11, 1928 in Winfield, Tenn., the son of Caleb and Thelma (Baker) Sexton. On April 12, 1957 in Bushton, Kan., he was united in marriage to LaVer Murray, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, David Fugiyama and his wife, Angie, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Steve Sexton and his wife, Joanna, of Monett; two daughters, Lisa Foster and her husband, Brad, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Sarah Hamilton and her husband, Jim, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; one brother, Caleb Sexton, Jr. and his wife, Edna, of Radcliff, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Manuel Ferguson.

he received his education in Tennessee. He entered the United States Navy during World War II and was also a Korean War Veteran. After serving 10 years in the Navy he worked 19 years for National Nugrape Beverage Company. He and LaVer moved to the Seligman area in 1966 where he farmed, raising cattle, hogs and chickens. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Washburn and served as Sunday School Superintendent and usher for many years. He was a member of the Seligman Lions Club and a volunteer coach for the Southwest Girls Softball Team.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Judy Lloyd conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at King Cemetery, Seligman.

Contributions may be made to the Seligman Lions Club or Seligman Volunteer Fire Department.

Fohn Funeral Home

Cassville, Missouri