James Sexton


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Posted Online: April 10, 2013, 6:15 pm
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James J. Sexton, 48, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Private family inurnment will be later at Calvary Mausoleum. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Robert Young Center.
James Joseph Sexton was born on March 1, 1965, in Denver, Colo., a son of David and Barbara Paprocki Sexton.
He graduated from Alleman High School in 1983 and was working for Layer Brothers Construction, Milan.
Jim was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. He was a very loving and caring person who cherished his family. Jim was always looking to help someone in need.
Survivors include his fiancee, Joyce Polton, Rock Island; stepdaughter, Ayla Alvarez, Rock Island; brothers, Scott Sexton, Mike Sexton and Pat Sexton, all of Rock Island; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Thomas.
Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.














 



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