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James Henry Sexton

James Henry Sexton
  • February 10, 1924 - April 17, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • East Cooper Community Outreach
    1145 Six Mile Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

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“Margie, Jimmy & Sally, I was saddened to read of Jim's passing in Mondays paper. My thought and prayers are with you. All those years ago...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sandra McKenzie - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Marge and family,Will always remember Jim on the tennis court. Herb and I enjoyed running into you two at the Boardwalk Inn for our early suppers...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: BOBBIE ROTHSCHILD - ISLE OF PALMS, SC

“i had the pleasure of being dr sextons podiatrist for at least 5 years. i saw him in mt pleasent and n charleston. i was always impressed with his...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: james cawthorne - charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss.Sally, your father was such a kind, and welcoming man. May your strong faith, and your family help you through this. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Karen O'Dowd

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family. It was my distinct pleasure to have known Sally many years ago. It been said you can...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jeffrey Pearson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“My Deepest Sympathy to Sally and family.Jim was such an influential person in my life just out of college. His easy nature but seriously competitive...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Charles Anderegg - Mt Pleasant, SC


James Henry Sexton, 96, husband of Margie Haynes Sexton, died April 17, 2020 in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He was born February 10, 1924, in Spartanburg SC to the late Nuel McAmis Sexton and Charles Franklin Sexton.

He was a WWII veteran; he enlisted in the US Navy Air Corp at the age of 17, and served from December 1941 to January 1946.

He graduated from The Northern College of Optometry in Chicago, IL in 1950, and practiced optometry for a number of years before entering into the life insurance industry. He retired as an independent life insurance broker.

He was an avid tennis player and participated in local, state, regional, and national tournaments in his age divisions from his 40s into his 90s. He and Margie with their two children, Jimmy and Sally, moved to the Isle of Palms in 1956, and lived on the island until moving to Franke at Seaside in Mt Pleasant in 2017. Jim was an active member of First United Methodist church on the Isle of Palms, and served in many positions within the church and sang in the choir.

He is survived by his wife, his son James H. Sexton, Jr., DMD, and his wife Denise of Mt Pleasant, SC, his daughter Sara K. "Sally" Sexton, PsyD, and her husband Rev. Bradley Gustafson of Mt. Pleasant, SC, two granddaughters, Katie Sexton Ratliff and her husband Jason of Mt. Pleasant and Allison Sexton of Southern Pines, NC. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Bowen and Watt Ratliff, his brother Joel Sexton, MD, and his wife Lu Lynn of Newberry SC, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the current Covid situation, services will be private. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Jim's memory, the family requests that East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), Mt Pleasant SC be considered, as this was one of his favorite charities.