William Vaughn Sexton, 92, of Warrenton, VA, went to the loving arms of the Lord on March 22, 2017. He was born on May 17, 1924, in Pageton, WV to the late Gwyn and Ethel Sexton and was the oldest of 6 siblings. His beloved wife of 70 years, the late Gladys Evelyn (Cochran) Sexton preceded him in death in August 2014.
Vaughn enlisted in the US Army on December 7, 1942. During WWII he served as a searchlight gunner with the Coast Artillery in South FL and later on the island of New Guinea in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, he returned to the coal fields of WV working for US Steel Corporation in Gary, WV. In 1962 he moved his family to Northern Virginia and was later employed by the General Service Administration at the Pentagon as a carpenter, advancing to Cabinet Maker and finally retiring as General Foreman of the Carpenter Shop there in 1985. A member of the United Mine Workers of America, Vaughn was also a Master Mason and member of the McDowell Lodge #112 in Welch, WV.
In addition to his parents and wife, Vaughn is preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille (Sexton Cochran) Davis and Violet (Sexton) Massie. He is survived by son, Richard A. 'Rick' Sexton (Leigh) of Fairfax, VA; three siblings, Vernon R. Sexton of Bluewell, WV, Frances (Sexton Phillips) McDaniel of Radford, VA & Reverend F. D. 'Mickey' Sexton of Beckley, WV; two grandchildren, Lorna Sexton of Fairfax, VA & Morgan Sexton (Christie) of Keyser, WV along with three great-grandchildren, Kiersten Swaney, Henry 'Harry' Sexton and Moira Sexton all of Keyser, WV. He is also survived by a multitude of nieces, nephews, extended family and beloved friends and neighbors.
The family will accept visitors at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA from 6 to 8 pm on Monday, March 27, 2017 and where the service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10 am. Interment to follow at Culpeper National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Warrenton Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 167 West Shirley Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186.
Published on March 27, 2017