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Donnie L. Sexton

Donnie L. Sexton, 72, of Cave City, passed away Thursday, May  7, 2020 at his home. He was a native of Hart County and member of the Cave City Baptist Church. He retired from RR Donnelley and Dart Container. Donnie played the fiddle with two bands, Long Creek Bluegrass and Clifty Creek Bluegrass. He was a U.S. Army Veteran being honorably discharged as a Sargent E5. He was a woodworker, hunter and fisherman. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.                                            

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Sexton and Lera Sexton; one daughter, Tonya Sexton; one grandson, David Council; and one brother, Bobby Sexton.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Edge Sexton of Cave City; two daughters, Leslie Sexton and Sonya Crain (Tony), of Cave City; two sons, Rusty Sexton (Wendy) of Louisville and Robby Sexton (Heather) of Brentwood, TN; nine grandchildren, Daniel Crain (Jordan), Jacob Crain, Sarah Fox (Trent), Leah Crain, Mara Sexton, Jonah Sexton, Ezra Sexton, Jude Sexton, and Luca Sexton; three great-grandchildren, Trayce Crain, Brayden Crain, and Nolan Fox; one sister, Betty Sue Locke (Melvin); one sister-in-law, Lanelle Sexton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and one great-great-niece. 

A private graveside service will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery, with burial to follow there. The service will be live streamed on Winn Funeral Home’s Facebook page starting at 2 p.m. Winn Funeral Home in Horse Cave is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.winnfuneralhome.com 

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Joan, Leslie, Sonya, Rusty, Robby and to the rest of the family, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort each one of this sweet family .

Temisha Bybee Denison May 24 2020 12:00 AM

Many wonderful childhood memories of Donnie! Prayers and sympathy are extended to the family! Blessings!

Patsy (Wright) Caudel-Butler May 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donnie Sexton

Kaye Lindsey May 12 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to Joan and their family. Donnie was the friendliest and most sincere person you could ever meet. RIP Donnie.

Rhonda Underwood May 11 2020 12:00 AM

Rob, I'm so sorry about your Dad. Beth & I will be thinking about you, Heather, and the boys today. Thoughts and prayers for you and all your family. Joe Harlan & Beth.

Joe Harlan Stone May 11 2020 12:00 AM

I always respected Donnie and Joan as band parents. Always polite and were parents when yours werent around. God bless you all.

Chris Curry May 11 2020 12:00 AM

Donnie and I worked in the same department at Donnelley for many years. We became close friends and we shared daily, our love of family and our mutual love of music. He dearly loved his family and I felt I grew to know each one personally. He was a true friend and I thank God for allowing me to know him. Until we meet again and play and sing praises to our Lord on those golden fiddles and guitars . . . rest well my good friend.

Danny Shaw May 11 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Donny was a great man and he will be missed. You have our deepest sympathies and we are praying for your family.

Nick & Tina Martin May 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donnie Sexton

Robert Jessie May 11 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Donnies passing. I worked with Donnie for many years at RRD. He was a great and caring guy. Easy to talk to, a pleasure to work with, always willing to help in any way he could with whatever you needed, supportive, etc. I have several fond memories of Donnie, which Ill keep with me the rest of my life. My sincere condolences to his entire family. Im sure he will be greatly missed.

Jerry Shive May 11 2020 12:00 AM

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