Thomas F. Sexton

Born: Wed., Jan. 14, 1942
Died: Sun., Nov. 24, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 26, 2013
Location: St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Wed., Nov. 27, 2013
Location: St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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Thomas F. Sexton, age 71, of Robinson, received his calling to eternal life in heaven on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at his home.

Born January 14, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland, one of three loving sons to John Joseph Sexton, Sr. and Elizabeth “Long” Sexton.  Tom was employed by Victor Dana Corp., Robinson, IL, as a Staff Accountant then Plant Controller retiring in 2004. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968; was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge #1188, Robinson, IL; Loyal Order of the Moose; Summer Recreation Softball and Baseball coach in Robinson, IL and Oak Park, IL.  He participated in the Men’s softball league; enjoyed golf and was on the Victor Dana Bowling League.  He is survived by his two brothers and sister-in laws John and Margaret Sexton, Naples, FL and Charlie and Rhunette “Humrich” Sexton, Milwaukee, WI.

Mr. Sexton is also survived by his three daughters and son-in-laws and one son and daughter-in-law, Lisa and Paul Pritts, Susan and Don Daugherty, Denise and Scott Shafer, and Sean and April Sexton, all of Robinson. He has 10 grandchildren, Kasi (Justin) Papantonopoulos, Danae (Christopher) Ochs, Tehya Pritts, Don Daugherty, Jr., Michael Daugherty, Nikki Shafer, Jackie Shafer, Mandy Shafer, Bradley Sexton and Logan Sexton. He has two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Emma Papantonopoulos. He also has several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Joann Sexton, March 22, 2013, whom he married on October 23, 1965 in Chicago, IL. and by his parents, John Sexton, December 30, 1976 and Elizabeth Sexton, April 1, 1958.

A visitation will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Robinson on  Tuesday November 26, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. An Ascension Mass is scheduled for Wednesday November 27, 2013 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at the Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, IL. Father Aloysius Okey Ndeanaefo will be presiding. Memorials may be made to the Indiana University Alzheimer's Research, Division of  Hereditary Genomics, 410 West 10th Street, HS 4000, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3002 or the American Heart Association. Memories and condolences may be left at or cards may be sent to 502 Robinwood Drive in Robinson.

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Betty Mills
   Posted Sun November 24, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I worked with tom at Victor Dana & he was such a nice man!

Jane Moore
   Posted Mon November 25, 2013
Mr. Tom was a very nice man one that I will never forget.He was a great joy to be around and I will miss his smiling face. I will miss you and loved you very much.

Ed Sexton
   Posted Mon November 25, 2013
My heart is so saddened by the loss of a such a wonderful Uncle during my childhood. I'll never forget your smile and great sense of humor, and the sweet sleep-over summers at your home with your family. You've added a tremendous amount to who I am today and I will carry forward with me and my family the values you taught: love, laughter, wholesomeness, and family values.

I love you very much Uncle Tom and I will miss you very much. To my dear cousins in Robinson my heart is with you during this hard time.

Ed and Family

Connie (Stephenson) Knecht
   Posted Tue November 26, 2013
Susan and family,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. You have my deepest sympathy.

Connie (Stephenson) Knecht

Vivian Reinbold
   Posted Thu November 28, 2013
I was lucky to work for and with Tom for quite a few years at Dana. He always had the highest work ethics and stood up for what was right even if it wasn't the easiest thing to do. I could always tell his family was the most important thing in his life and admired him for that too. A great boss, coworker, father, and grandfather. Just a great man period.

Elliott Humrich
   Posted Fri November 29, 2013
My deepest sympathy to my extended family in Robinson on the passing of Tom, particularly so soon after the loss of his dear wife. I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this is for you all.

You will be in thoughts during these coming times.

Love - Elliott Humrich (Rhunette's brother)

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