In Memory Douglas J. Sexton

Mercer County Board of Education President

 

Douglas J. Sexton was a long time resident of Freeman, WV. He served on the WV Mercer County Board of Education for many years.

Douglas J. Sexton was the only person from Bramwell, WV to ever be a member of the Mercer County Board of Education. His efforts to obtain funds for building a new gym at Bramwell High School that opened in the early 1960s were successful. The new gym was then named in honor of Mr. Sexton.

He owned and operated a furniture/dry goods and grocery store his one commercial building in Freeman, WV for over 40 years. He was well known throughout the community. His community grocery store that was operated in the 1950s by Mr. Sexton's nephew, Reginald Mason Sexton.

Douglas Sexton and wife, Ora B. Sexton lived in an apartment over the stores.

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.”

- Laurence Binyon

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