Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 30, 2013

Joseph Wade Sexton

FREEMAN — Joseph Wade Sexton, age 46, of Freeman, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Born on January 30, 1967 in Bluefield, he was a son of Alvin and Eunice Sexton of Freeman. He had been a lifelong resident of Freeman and was a 1985 graduate of Bramwell High School. He also attended Bluefield State College, the Mercer County Technical College and went to school in Charleston for training in computers and electronics. He was of the Baptist faith, liked deer hunting and fishing with family and friends and was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed Facebook, the WV Mountaineers, the Eagles and the Steelers. He most enjoyed his computers and had built and repaired many for his friends and family. He lost his right leg as a teenager but did not let that get him down. He lived life to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hobert and Louise Sexton; and Hazel Lester.

Survivors include: Parents: Alvin and Eunice Sexton of the home; brother: Roger Sexton of the home; fiancée: Donna Watkins of Bramwell; aunt and uncle: Larry and Brenda Farthing of Nemours; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; many friends and family including several aunts and uncles from his mother's side.

It was Joseph's wishes to be cremated. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Ave. Ste 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3000.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.

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