Eddie Joe Sexton, Sr., 80, peacefully passed away September 6, 2018 at his home in Mint Hill, NC. Heaven gained an angel. He was born January 3, 1938 in Kingsport, TN and married his soulmate Juanita “Nita” Louella Yoder on October 5, 1957. He is survived by his wife, his daughter Betty Dillard (Darby), his daughter Connie Hudson, his daughter Shari Teeter (Nathan) and his son Eddie Joe Sexton, Jr. (Angie), his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his sister Betty, his brother Boe and he was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Minnie Sexton, and three sisters Louise, Annie and Tootsie, and his brother Carl.
He was a loving husband, devoted father, and an amazing grandfather and great-grandfather. He has never met a stranger. He worked harder than most, he was tough yet tender, he was a listening ear and he was a jokester that kept you laughing. Every Christmas, he dressed up as Santa Claus to pass out candy canes to every car that drove down Pine Hill Rd. His life was a blessing, his memory a treasure, he is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
His Celebration of Life will be held at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 6335 Wilson Grove Rd., Mint Hill, NC 28227 on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations sent to Novant Health Hospice, 324 N. McDowell St., Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28204.