Preston Woodley Sexton

Published 4:56 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019

Preston Woodley Sexton, 95, of Creswell, died February 16, 2019, at his residence in Creswell surrounded by family.

Born February 21, 1923 in Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late Ralph Sexton and Dezzie Woodley Sexton and was preceded in death by brothers Delton Sexton and Robert Sexton. Preston began his working career as a carpenter and at his retirement he was a construction superintendent with Wimco of Washington and a member of Philippi Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II with service in central Europe and the Pacific. He served twelve years on the Creswell Town Council, was a member of American Legion Post 391 and the 90s group of Tyrrell County.

Survivors include wife Renia Mae Phelps Sexton of Creswell; sons Ricky Dwight Sexton, Tony Eric Sexton, both of Creswell, and Preston Bart Sexton of Goldsboro; brother Van Sexton of Perry, Ga.; grandchildren Stetson Sexton, Justin Sexton, Jared Sexton, Jordan Sexton and Presley Sexton; and a great-grandson.

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Funeral service was held February 21 at Philippi Church of Christ, Creswell with Jimmy Davenport, Glenn Brickhouse and Thomas Biggs officiating.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell. Online condolences may be made to the family at