Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
William A. Sexton, 91, 1305 Meadowview Drive, Celina, died at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 11, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 29, 1917, in Oneida, Tenn., to Arthur and Myrta (Pennington) Sexton. On June 5, 1949, he married Helen Glendening, who survives.
Other survivors are four sons, William (Kathleen) and John (Kristy), all of The Woodlands, Texas, Charles (Robin), Irvine, Calif., and James (Laurain), Walnut Hills, Calif.; four daughters, Anne (Thomas) Namey, Knoxville, Tenn., Frances (Rolf) Ozamiz, Winston Salem, N.C., Patricia (Joseph) Goodman, Wilmington, N.C., and Cynthia (Ronald) Swaney, Celina; a son-in-law, Robert Schelich, Celina; 27 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Jane Schelich; and a sister, Sarah Cook.
He retired from Reynolds & Reynolds, Celina, where he worked for 35 years as the director of industrial relations. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina, a 1948 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in business administration and an alumni of Chillicothe High School.
He also was a member of the Toastmasters Club, Celina Chamber of Commerce, Celina Sertoma Club, Mercer County Mental Health Association, Personnel Association of Miami Valley, Personnel Association of Northwest Ohio, Combined Charities, Selective Service Board and Celina Civil Service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 241, Mercer County Sportsman Association, Celina American Legion Post, National Rifle Association and Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars, Celina.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Jeff Conrad officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, with military honors conducted by the American Legion and VFW, Celina.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, with a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. and a military service at 7 p.m. Calling also is 12-1 p.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church.