Remembering our service men and women on this Veterans Day.
Harry Sexton was born in Beattyville, Kentucky and was the youngest son of Edward and Hazel Sexton of Richmond, Kentucky. He married his high school sweetheart Barbara Faye Moore in Oct. 1953. Sexton obtained a B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska. He served twenty-seven years in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1979. He was a “mustang” officer who rose up from the enlisted ranks. Sexton’s military education includes Officer Candidate School, Squadron Officer School, and Air Command & Staff College. His fondest memories include working as a flight engineer on the B-29 bomber, being a manpower management staff officer and having worked six years at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. After his military service, Sexton retired from his second career as Materials Manager at the USF Medical Clinics.
Sexton was a founding member of the Northwest Council of Civic Associations and served as its president. Sexton was active in the local political scene volunteering for former Congressman Michael Bilirakis of Tarpon Springs and other local politicians. He later himself ran for the office of County Commissioner. He was a volunteer for numerous organizations throughout Tampa, including the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), in which he was honored as one of their volunteer of the year recipients. Sexton is honorary member in the Kentucky Colonels, a title bestowed upon individuals by the governor of Kentucky. Sexton was a wonderful and loving father most of all!