Albert Lee Sexton, a native of Orange, went to his eternal rest in Houston, on March 21. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with Ms. JoNell Gerland officiating.

Lee was born on Sept. 28, 1918 to William Putnam Sexton, Sr. and Annie Lee McGuire Sexton. He attended the public schools in Orange and graduated from the University of Texas in July, 1940.  Following his graduation, he returned to Orange and married his lifelong sweetheart, Lillian Addington on Oct. 28, 1940. To this union, two sons were born, David Andrew Sexton and Dr. John Alan Sexton.

Lee’s first job was at Consolidated Steel where he built warships. At the beginning of World War II, he began his career at E. I. DuPont Refinery where retired following 38 years of dedicated service. Lee was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Orange.  He joined the Madison Lodge #126 in Orange in 1940 where he became a 32nd degree Mason and became a Shriner in 1944 at the El Mina Shrine in Galveston.

Lee is predeceased by his parents; two brothers, W.P. Sexton, Jr. and John Graham Sexton.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 73 years, Lillian, and their two sons, David and wife, Karen Sexton, and Dr. Alan and wife, Jan Sexton all of Houston. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jason and Alice Sexton, Adam Sexton, William Sexton, Laura Sexton, Stefani and Seth Goldberg, Katherine and Eric Lange and Paul Allison; along with great grandchildren, Kailey Elizabeth Sexton and Sarah Britton Lange and his nephew, Charles Sexton.

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