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James William Sexton

December 8, 1939 ~ October 14, 2017 (age 77)
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James William Sexton born December 8, 1939, in Beardstown, Illinois to James Wilburn and Betty Edna Sewell Sexton, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife Pamela Price-Sexton, his loving daughters, Kimberly Kainoa Stevens (husband, Joseph Stevens) and Betty Kaiulani Sexton (fiance, Robbie Berry), and loving step-son Thomas Dale Price. He will be joining his father and mother in Heaven. He has left behind a legacy of granchildren (Zachary, Logan, Galen, Makaio, and one yet to be born) who were honored to be around and loved by “Papa.” They all love him and will miss him.

Jim just celebrated his 23rd wedding anniversary with Pam on August 6 of this year. He and Pam are active and beloved member at County Line Baptist Church of Bullard, TX.

He was born in 1939 and lived in the Illinois area for his younger years. He loved fishing and enjoyed a good conversation. He went into the US Navy in 1959, where he served with distinction and honor as an able seaman and was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer servicing in the submarine fleet. He fought for his country in Vietnam, for whice the United States is eternally grateful. After retiring from the service in 1978 he became a property manager and business owner and worked in Hawaii until 1991. In 1991 he returned to live near family in Illinois. In 1992 he met the love of his life, Pamela Price, and they were married on August 6, 1994. Pam helped to raise his daughters and they created a true family. From 1991 till 2017, Jim was gloriously retired and loved to spend his time travelling with Pam. In 2016, Jim and Pam relocated to Bullard, TX to be near Betty and enjoy the Texas weather.

Jim was a very thoughtful person with a kind word to say to everyone he met and he never met a stranger. His smile was always contagious. He was very active in all parts of life, even when his health failed him he would always smile and be willing to talk. He was the example of what it means to never give up even to the end. He was a great and loving father and passed on many lesssons to his children. He was an even better grandfather to his grandchildren telling them stories, listening to theirs, and just enjoying their lives.

Everyone who knows Jim has been blessed by such and wonderful man. His absence from us leaves a hole in our hearts but we know he is in a better place. We love you Jim and will miss you until that day we see you again.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
October 27, 2017

11:00 AM
Camp Butler National Cemetery

Springfield, IL

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