H. Wayne Sexton, 79


H. Wayne Sexton, 79, of Minerva, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Aultman Hospital.

He was born Feb. 6, 1940 in Fullerton, KY to Lerman and Rosetta (Ratliff) Sexton.

He was a crane operator for Republic Steel for 30 years. He served in the US Navy and was a lifetime member of the Carrollton VFW #3301 and a member of the Augusta Lodge #504 F&AM.

He is survived by his wife, M. Ellen (Stevens) Sexton, whom he married Oct. 27, 1962; four daughters, Terri (Drew) Brotherton of Minerva, Becky (Howe) Cayton of Minerva, Kathy Carver of East Rochester, and Tina (Rick) Martin of East Rochester; a sister, Judy (Kenny) Fry of Canton; a brother, Lerman Sexton of Canton; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kenny Carver.

Funeral services with full military honors will be Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Gabe Norris officiating. Calling hours will be 4-6 p.m. prior to the services. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.