Whitesburg KY

Retired school teacher Bruce Sexton dies at 73



Bruce Sexton, 73, of Whitesburg, died December 17 at Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.

A son of the late Edward and Esta Mi Collins Sexton, he was a retired school teacher at Whitesburg High School where he taught history and English for 30 years. He was a founding member of Sandlick Fire Department and a member of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Sexton was preceded in death by a brother, Bennett Sexton, and five sisters, Violet Benton, Barbara Adams, Josie Collins, Hazel Lois Sexton and Susie Eddie Sexton.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Marie Whitaker Sexton; two daughters, Krisi Monique Sexton of Lexington, and Medessa Lynette Burian and husband Doug of Laurel, Md.; four brothers, Buddy Dean Sexton and Albert Sexton, both of Whitesburg,

Marvin Sexton of Louisville, and Jackie Lee Sexton of Isom; a sister, Tishia Mae Collins of Whitesburg; and three grandchildren, Ella Noel Burian, Swazey Enochs Sexton and Gabrielle Elizabeth Burian.

Funeral services were held December 21 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at the family cemetery at Sandlick.

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