John J. Sexton, 77, of Thornton, died April 21 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
A son of the late Riley and Levenia Taylor Sexton, he was a brother of the late Wilmer Sexton, Sam Sexton, Dorse Mae Sexton, Juanita Craft and Leona Perry.
Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Sexton of Jackhorn; a son, Tim Sexton and wife Valerie of Thornton; two brothers, Elmer Bates of Whitco and Wade Sexton of Beefhide; two sisters, Betty Rather of Louisville and Cora Walker of Ohio; two grandchildren, Beth Sexton and Nick Sexton; companion Mary Maxon and children, Paul Maxon and wife Pat of Hazard, and Tammy Ruloff and husband Mike of Nicholasville; and a friend, Vickie Short.
Funeral services were held April 24 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Baker Cemetery at Colson.