Thomas Robert “Bob” Sexton, 86, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.
Bob was born March 6, 1930, in Johnson County, Iowa, the son of Harry and Agnes (Jensen) Sexton. He attended Downey School and served in the US Navy from 1948-1952. He was a semi truck driver and farmed in the West Branch area for many years. He enjoyed stock car and NASCAR racing as well as watching all sports.
He is survived by two sons, Jerry (Tammy) Sexton and Bobby Sexton and his significant other Laurie Dauber all of West Branch; six grandchildren, Toni (Shaun Hansel) Sexton, Tara (Zack) Thomas, J.D. (Jenna) Sexton, Jackie (J.J. Hayslett) Sexton, McKenna Sexton and Kaleb Sexton as well as five great-grandchildren; siblings, Lawrence (Marilyn) Sexton of Downey, Laura Slach of West Branch, Paul (Myrt) Sexton of West Branch, sisters-in-law, Althea Sexton of Washington, Rosemary Sexton of West Branch, Dorothy Sexton of Lone Tree and Doris (Doug) Ratliff of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, George, Maynard, Ross, John and Bill.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Visitation was the previous Friday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors was held in Downey Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice.
Thomas Robert “Bob” Sexton, 86Wednesday, December 14, 2016