Richard Lloyd Sexton

Richard Lloyd Sexton, 74, of Southaven died Monday, January 8, 2018, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital following a brief illness. Born June 15, 1943, to Charles Lloyd “Charlie” Sexton and Thelma Shelton Sexton, Richard was a graduate of Horn Lake High School and Northwest Junior College. He was the co-owner of Metal Supply Company in Memphis until his retirement in 2001. Richard was a member of Eudora Presbyterian Church, where he served as clerk of the session for many years, as his father did before him. A third generation member of the church, he spent much of his free time overseeing improvement projects at the historic church. Richard's passion was gardening, and he was a part of the Master Gardener program in DeSoto County. He and his wife, Dorothy Sexton, created and maintained a magnificent flower garden at their Southaven home which was featured multiple times in local and regional newspapers and magazines. Richard was devoted to his family. Married to Dorothy for 50 years in June 2017, he was the doting father of three daughters and the adoring grandfather of two grandsons. He was beloved by his sisters and his many nieces and nephews. He leaves his wife, Dorothy Yelverton Sexton of Southaven; daughters, Deana Sexton of Southaven, Stephanie Davis of Hernando, Amanda Sexton Ferguson and her husband, Keith, of Carrollton; grandsons, Hunter Davis of Hernando and Dean Ferguson of Carrollton; sisters Jean Stanford and her husband, Carl, of Lake Cormorant and Karen Cannon and her husband, Bob, of Memphis, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sybil Gaye Pegram. Funeral services will be held January 11, 2018, at noon at Forest Hill South Funeral Home in Memphis, Tenn., officiated by Pastor Terry Jackson and Pastor Jonathan Richey. Burial will follow in New Bethlehem Cemetery in Nesbit. A visitation will be held on January 10, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers are David Pegram, Dennis Stanford, Tony Harwell, Andy Ward, Bill Sexton, and Paul Ollar. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the National Alzheimer's Association.