Wiley Lee Sexton (1938 - 2010)

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Birth


Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee United States

Baptized

at Lischey Avenue Church of Christ,
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee United States

Death

at Wiliamson Medical Center Hospitall,
Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee United States
Cause of death: Diabetes

Cause of death

Diabetes

Burial / Funeral

at Springhill Cemetery,
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee United States

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Last Known Residence

the dwell,
franklin, williamson County, tennessee us

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Education

Hume Fogg High School
Nashville, Tennessee

Professions

Owned and operated his own Plumbing Company since 1964

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Served in the Air National Guards as a medic in 1957-1958 in Nashville, Tennessee

Middle name

Lee

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Ethnicity

Sextons are from Ireland and England ( a few were Irish)

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United States of America

Religion

Church of Christ

Gender

Male

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1938 - In the year that Wiley Lee Sexton was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1940 - Wiley was just 2 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1966 - At the age of 28 years old, Wiley was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

1978 - At the age of 40 years old, Wiley was alive when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1994 - Wiley was 56 years old when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Went to Heaven April 30, 2010 in the Williamson Hospital in Franklin, Tennessee. He was taken to Huntsville, Alabama for his services.
Survived by his wife of 53 years, Patsy Evelyn Winfrey Sexton and four sons. Preceded in death his first son, Ricky Lee Sexton, survived by three sons, Randall (Randy) Wayne Sexton, Ronald (Ronnie) Lee Sexton and Rex Allen Sexton.
preceded in death by one brother, James Earl Sexton.
Survived by half sister Mary Jane Sexton and two Half brothers James Ray Sexton and Billy Ray Sexton.
Wiley was the son of Ordie Lee Sexton and the late Odessa Polly Sexton.
Funeral services will be at the Berryhill Funeral home on the 21st at 10:00 a,m,
with Brother Steve Parker doing the ceremonies. Cletus Stutzman his daughter in laws father spoke and his son Ronnie also spoke. His Grandson Parker sang a solo song that he wrote and his Granddaughter, Chrissy sang Amazing grace from Wileys personal hymn book. All eight grandchildren spoke briefly at the ceremony..Rylan Cox lead singing. and one of Wileys recordings was played with him singing, Why Me Lord.
Three sons Randy, Ronnie and Rex and One grandson, Chevy served as pall bearers.
After a beautiful ceremony, everyone was invited to the home of Jo and Houston Hicks for lunch with Delores Hill helping and many others.
Grave side military funeral services and Burial will take place in the Springhill Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

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