• Date Of Birth: April 12, 1931
  • Date Of Death: August 3, 2021
  • Spouse: Charlotte Harrison Sexton
  • Siblings: Janis Sexton Thomas (sister)
  • Children: Anita Sexton Scott
  • Resting Place: Broadlawn Memorial Gardens
  • City: Buford
  • State: Georgia

Ray H. Sexton, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his son, Danny Lee Sexton; son-in-law, Ebb Scott; parents, Glen and Ether Barnett Sexton; sister, Dorothy Jean Bagwell; brother, Ralph Sexton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Luke and Mozelle Harrison.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Charlotte Harrison Sexton, Buford, GA; daughter, Anita Sexton Scott, Hoschton, GA; grandsons, Andrew L. and Brook Scott, Hoschton, GA, Nathan, and Christy Scott, Braselton, GA; great-grandchildren, Avery, Rylee, Sadie Scott; sister, Janis Sexton Thomas and husband Bill Thomas, Cumming, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tony and Glenda Harrison, Sugar Hill, GA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Sexton was born on April 12, 1931, in Cumming, GA in the Sharon Community.

He was a 1949 graduate of Forsyth County High School, Cumming, GA. Mr. Sexton was retired from General Motors Assembly Plant after a number of years of service. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 10.

He was also a long-time member of Harmony Baptist Church in Buford, GA.

Ray was a former Gwinnett County Policeman and served on the Buford Volunteer Fire Department for a long time. Mr. Sexton and his wife, Charlotte, operated Ray’s Crossroad Grocery Store for many years. In his later years, he was “on Staff” at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford, GA from 2003 to 2019 where he is remembered as a wonderful worker. Ray was a Mason and member of Buford Masonic Lodge 292 F. & A.M., member of Royal Arch, Taylor Chapter, No. 48. He was a Shriner and member of Yarrab Temple in Atlanta. He recently received his 60-year pin from Buford Masonic Lodge 292.

Ray and Charlotte enjoyed camping along with bluegrass music as they traveled far and near. He enjoyed gardening and keeping his lawn immaculate. Another thing he loved was Nascar and entertaining friends and family in “The Chickenhouse” which is like a museum. His favorite Nascar driver was Bill Elliott.

Ray also enjoyed going to the Everett Music Barn in Suwanee, GA on Saturday nights to hear his beloved Bluegrass and Southern Gospel Music: just to name a few, The Lewis Family from Lincolnton, GA, and Jeff and Sheri Easter. He was a member of Sherwoods Coffee Club and Hardees and Bojangles Breakfast Club. And not last on the list, he enjoyed spending time at Willards Wrecker Service.