Philip “Phil” R. Sexton

By | November 28, 2017

Philip “Phil” R. Sexton (“Pappy”), age 74, of Jackson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2017 at the Ohio State Wexner Center in Columbus. He was born Dec. 19, 1942 in Jackson to the late John and Catherine (Hellman) Sexton.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 33 years, Cynthia “Cindy” (Baker) Sexton, of Jackson; children, Lisa Sexton, of Florida, Tina (Sexton) (Erin) Johns, of Florida, Philip R. “Rusty” Sexton, Jr., of Florida, Scotty Lee (Jennifer) Sexton, of McArthur, Sonja (Greg) Ferrell, of Washington Court House, Kelly Edwards (Richard Bost), of Chillicothe, and Jennifer (Sam) Murphy, of Jackson, Jackie (David) Brehm, of Jackson and Tina Newman, Kentucky; and two special friends that were like daughters to him, Tonia Brooks (Jamie Morgan), of Jackson and Kelee Pittenger (Jeff Penix), of Jackson.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, KayDe, Samantha, Caleb, Mallory, Shane, Travis, Darlene, Cody, Kaitlynn, Dakota, Seth, Nikita, Zacheriah, Lillian, Olivia, Destiny, Lucas, Serenity, Cynthia, Jeremy, Stephen, Nathan, Bethany and Christina; siblings, Joyce “Sissy” Wisecup, of Oak Hill, James “Butch” (Sheila) Sexton, of Chillicothe, Cathy (Ray) Hammond, of Patriot and Pansy (Greg) Baker-Erickson, of Michigan. Also surviving are two great-grandchildren, Miracle and Lucas and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant grandchildren, Cody Sexton, Jon Murphy, Jerrod Wilson and Lindsey Marlor; his sister, Bonnie Sexton; brothers, David, Daniel, Paul and Eugene Sexton; niece, Patricia Wisecup; nephew, Little Ray Hammond and Roger Marks, Jr.; mother- and father-in-law, Ruth and Lloyd Baker and brothers-in-law, Martin Mantz and Gerald Wisecup.

Phil worked for the City of Jackson Electric Department as a lineman for 13 years. He was loved by everyone who knew him; he helped raise his own children and five more girls; he adored his whole family and also adored his beloved dog, “Lampy.” Besides his family, Bingo was his passion.

Friends may call Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 with Pastor Butch Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with funeral expenses to the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to