WINNABOW — Ralph A. Sexton Jr, 68, of Clinton passed away peacefully on March 10 at his home in Winnabow, NC surrounded by family and dog Gabby after a difficult battle with lung cancer.
Ralph was born on August 28, 1953 to Ralph Sr. and Clara Sexton in Verona and graduated from VVS in 1972. Ralph worked in the photography industry for over 40 years. He was passionate about fishing, cooking, camping, gardening, and all things nature. Ralph met his beloved wife Sandy on a blind date and they shared 36 years of wedded bliss. Together they raised their five children.
After retirement from his photography business, Ralph went on to become the fly-fishing expert at Bass Pro Shop in Utica. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-law Winfield Zeller, and his beloved grandson, Alexander Rozbora. He is survived by his wife Sandra Sexton, sons Jeremy Sexton (Erik Moffitt) and Frank (Mary) Sexton, daughters Kristen (Steve) Rozbora, Julie (David) Grosse, and Traci Grady, sisters June Zeller, Carol Sexton, and Sarah (Neal) Carrier. He cherished his beautiful grandchildren Alexander, Broderic, Katherine, Allison, Madilynne, Robbie Ralph, Derek, Connor, Cetta, and step-grandsons Dennis and Andrew. Ralph was adored by his family and abundance of great friends.
With his big heart, he loved them all. A local celebration of Ralph’s life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice. Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service 1411 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 (910) 457-6944.