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William Wilson Sexton, Sr.

William Wilson Sexton, Sr.
  • March 12, 1926 - December 30, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to the
  • Salvation Army
    2135 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

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Charleston, SC 29414
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“Looking back across the years, I realize how blessed I am to have had the privilege to know Mr. Sexton . During my reflections, it becomes clear...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Thomas Paul - Acworth, GA

“My condolences to the Sexton family. I know this is a difficult time for the family and I pray God comforts and strengthens the family during this...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa - SC

“Prayers and thoughts to Mrs Sexton, Bill Jr and family. Mr. Sexton treated me great even though I was just a part time employee at Northport Inn. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jamie Birdsong - Summerville, SC

“Many, many fond memories, miles traveled in the air and on the road, great conversations and stories shared which will always be remembered and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous - Charleston, SC

“My favorite memory of Sr will always be his 9:00 phone call. He would be the first call of the day and if I didn't answer - he loved to tell Hans I...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Maureen McCrorie - Hanahan, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Norma and the Family. Bill was a wonderful, gentle man!In Sympathy,Sam & Larry Shirley ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sam & Larry Shirley - Charleston, SC

“Norma and Family,Our thought's and prayers are with you and family. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sarah & Al Ford - Hollywood, SC

William (Bill) Sexton, Sr.,91 of Charleston, SC, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife Norma at his side, December 30, 2017. He is now at peace, in the hands of his Lord and Savior. DUE TO CHARLESTON WEATHER, THIS SERVICE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS: The family will receive friends Saturday, January 6, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Riverview Memorial Park, 3715 Azalea Drive, N. Charleston, SC.

Bill was born on March 12, 1926 in Bluefield, West Virginia, son of late Lark Wade and Cordie Sexton. Bill served in the United States Navy during WWII, arriving in the Asian/Pacific Theatre two weeks after the Japanese surrendered. He told great stories of a young Navy man being in what was a hostile foreign country. He was a retired, life-long car dealer, having the distinction of opening the first Mercedes Benz dealership in Charleston, SC. and continued in the car dealership business until his retirement at age 85.

He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a good and loyal friend to many in Charleston who also will grieve at his passing. He was always willing to help anyone in need and did so quietly on many, many occasions. Bill had three great loves in his life, his family, always first, then the car business and finally, flying airplanes.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Norma Bain Sexton of Charleston, a son, William (Bill) W. Sexton, Jr. of North Charleston, SC; a step-daughter, Deborah Bain Wilkinson (Scott) of Goose Creek, SC; his grand-children: Matthew (Matt) Washburn (Elizabeth) of Atlanta, GA, and Julie Crawford (Christopher) of Missouri City, TX. He had four great-grand-grandchildren: Madelyn Rose, Luke and Charlotte Washburn of Atlanta, GA, and Campbell Crawford of Missouri City, TX. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Sexton Washburn Cawley and his grand-daughter Mandy Sexton.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 2135 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 or the Lowcountry Food Bank 2864 Azalea Dr., N. Charleston, SC 29405 and/or the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406.

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J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway Charleston, SC 29414


Riverview Memorial Park

3715 Azalea Drive North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 744-3949