Mr. William Henry Sexton, 72, of Newport departed this life on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

He was born February 14, 1941 at Tuckerman, the son of Thomas Benjamin and Emma Irene (Richardson) Sexton. He married Miss Judy Drake on May 20, 1961. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Benjamin Sexton; his mother, Emma Irene (Richardson) Sexton Whitlow; his step-father, Calvin Whitlow; and two brothers, Jim Sexton and Ronnie Sexton. Mr. Sexton is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Judy (Drake) Sexton; two sons, Randy Sexton and wife Kathy of Beebe, and Alan Sexton and wife Daphne of Beebe; a sister-in-law, Ann Sexton of Jacksonport; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a whole host of friends who loved him well. There are no services at this time. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.