Darrel Thomas Sexton, "Tommy", 65, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Viera Hospital. He was born in Hancock County, Tennessee, and moved to Palm Bay in 1980 from Mulberry Gap, Tennessee.
He worked for Opto Mechanic for ten years, and retired from DRS Technologies, after 14 years of service manufacturing military optics and night vision equipment. Tommy was a veteran of the U.S. Army
, and served during the Vietnam war
He loved fishing, gardening, barbequing, and helping his brother-in-law, Charlie, with his catering business, BBQ by CB.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sharon; his son, Darrel T. Sexton, Jr. "TJ", of Vero Beach; his "2nd son", Eddie Sexton, Jr. of Berea, KY; his brother, Robert Sexton and wife, Barb; his sisters, Velma Bowman and husband, CT, Rema Rippon and husband, Bob, Joy Ricketts, and Nancy Holliger and husband, Uli; his father-in-law, Clyde Burton; his brothers-in-law, Gene Burton, Charlie Burton, and Jim Weaver; his sister-in-law, Joy Weaver. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including 3 generations.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Veda Sexton; his brothers, Dean and Rudy Sexton; and nephew, Eddie Sexton, Sr.
Visitation will be held at Fountainhead Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, from 6 to 8 pm. Services will be in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 10:00 am.
Donations may be made in Tommy's name to the