Whitesburg KY

Rites held for Steven Lee Sexton

Steven Lee Sexton, 53, of Payne Gap, died January 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A son of the late Roddy and Clara Sue Whitaker Sexton, he was the father of the late Susan Sexton, a brother of the late Roddy Sexton Jr. and James Rickey Sexton, and an uncle of the late Tammy Gaye Sexton.

He was a heavy equipment operator and had worked in strip mining, and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Tackett Sexton; a daughter, Melody Stephens of Dalton, Ga.; two stepsons, Glen Taylor and Christopher Robert Taylor, both of Jenkins; a stepdaughter, Denise Taylor of Jenkins; two grandchildren and several step- grandchildren; a sister, Rhonda Polly and husband Thomas, of Payne Gap; and a niece, Madison Brooke Polly.

Funeral services were held January 23, at the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery at Payne Gap.

Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins had charge of arrangements.

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