Herman "Butch" Sexton

Died: June 16, 2020
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Herman “Butch” Sexton, 76, of New Philadelphia, arrived in his heavenly home on June 16, 2020, after a brief illness.

He was a 1961 graduate of Zanesville High School and served in the US Army Reserve. Butch was quiet and sensitive. He was a man of few words, but during conversation, his wisdom was apparent. He hel…

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Herman “Butch” Sexton, 76, of New Philadelphia, arrived in his heavenly home on June 16, 2020, after a brief illness.

He was a 1961 graduate of Zanesville High School and served in the US Army Reserve. Butch was quiet and sensitive. He was a man of few words, but during conversation, his wisdom was apparent. He held the titles of loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and mentor. However, he cherished being called Dad and Papa more than anything.

After more than 50 years of being a valued employee of Ohio Power (AEP), Butch retired to spend time with his family.

He enjoyed vacationing, fishing and shooting firearms. He also loved watching his family in the activities they pursued. Unbeknownst to many, he held a passion for history and was a fervent believer of the US Constitution; specifically, the Liberty it granted Americans to pursue happiness in their lives.

He will forever be loved and missed by his wife, Barbara (Rockwell/Maxwell) Sexton of New Philadelphia; his sister, Florence Munday of Asheville, North Carolina; his son, Shane (Beth) Sexton, of Dover and their children, Drew, Ian and Blake; his daughter, Brie (Will) Russmann, of Delaware, Ohio and their children Dane, Lydia and Teag; his son, Christian (Stefane) Sexton of New Philadelphia and their daughters, Aleah, Jayli, Kiera and Elise; a grandson, Josh (Rachel) Maxwell of New Philadelphia and their children, Gavin and Zoey; a granddaughter, Tia Maxwell, of California and her daughter, Micah Thurman of Texas.

He was greeted in Heaven by his sons, Scott A. Sexton and Troy M. Maxwell; and his parents, Camet and Dorothy Sexton.

A small intimate family gathering is planned and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Should you be inclined to honor his life, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Butch’s name to the Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. You may also pay it forward at your local bar or VFW by buying a beer and shot for the next patron.


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A small intimate family gathering is planned and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Died: June 16, 2020

Condolences for Herman “Butch” Sexton

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Beth Franz posted on 6/24/20

Sexton Family: Please accept my sincere sympathy. Hopefully your fond memories, and the support of family and friends, will help you through the difficult days. Take care.


Cindy McGuire (Rich) posted on 6/24/20

Barb and family, my heart goes out to each and every one of you for the loss of Butch. I have known him since I was a little girl and he always brought a smile to my face. It has been an honor to know him and your family. God-bless each one of you.


Dianne Caldwell posted on 6/22/20

Love and hugs to your family and all the grand kids so so sorry for your loss


Ed Breehl, Jr. posted on 6/22/20

Shane, Christian and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I will certainly pay it forward in his honor! God bless.


john krocker posted on 6/22/20

sorry here this shane,butch was a trip, had pretty good sense of humor too!!!!! take care......


Pam posted on 6/22/20

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of Butch and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Lots of Love, Chris and Pam


Danielle Caldwell posted on 6/22/20

Keeping you of you in my thoughts. Hugs. So sorry for your loss. Butch was a very nice man.


Harry Morris, Florida posted on 6/22/20

Condolences to the Sexton Family on hearing the sad news about the loss of Butch thru the Lineman Grapevine. Employed from the O P Wooster Bldg on several occasions we often worked with Butch. Always great to work with him whether the New Philly Crew was in Wooster or Wooster in New Philly. As lineman we had one goal to get customer’s back on no matter the conditions we often worked in. Butch could make our time easier no matter what we needed...information or material Butch would do what ever. Will always remember Butch. Now Huff and Butch can start making repairs together in Heaven.


Terry Rieger posted on 6/22/20

My sympathy to the Sexton family. Always enjoyed seeing an talking to Butch about his family he was a very proud father an grandfather.RIP Butch. An I will pay it forward!!


Erin Baker posted on 6/22/20

Know I think of you daily and hope you have peace in your hearts because of your unfailing faith. I love you so much Barbie and Brie. ?


Jodi Hughes posted on 6/22/20

Barb and family. Please accept our deepest sympathy. True he didn’t say much, but he always greeted everyone he knew with a great smile and hello. Wes & Jodi Hughes


Mike & Cathy (Raiff) Smith posted on 6/22/20

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of his family. Butch was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.


Shelli Michel posted on 6/22/20

So sorry for his passing...God has chosen a great man to join him in heaven..Your family is in our thoughts and prayers ?. I hope you all find comfort in your faith in God... Dave & Shelli Michel


Ethelyn Eichel posted on 6/22/20

Dear Barb, You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Butch was a nice man and I enjoyed working with him for many years. Ethelyn Eichel


Thompson/Thurman Family posted on 6/22/20

Love and prayers to the entire Sexton family. I know he loved his family, kids and grandkids immensely. Please know we are here if you need anything!


Monk and Linda Smith posted on 6/22/20

This is so sad, he was the sweetest person I have ever known, all my life he always said, if you need us just call, the best brother in law anyone could ask for. He will be always loved and never forgotten. May he R.I.P.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 6/22/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Herman Butch Sexton, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Reserve Veteran, Herman Butch Sexton, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Jayne Hawk posted on 6/21/20

Barb, so sorry to hear. You and your family are in my prayers.


Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 6/21/20

Barbie & Family, So sorry to hear of Butch's passing. Keeping all of you and your families in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Arlene McBride. posted on 6/21/20

He was my cousin one could rely on no matter how far or near.


Lynn Angelozzi posted on 6/21/20

My deepest sympathies Barb.


Judy Garner posted on 6/21/20

My deepest sympathy to the family ,he was such a wonderful guy and neighbor.I will definitely miss seeing him mowing his yard and his red truck going up and down the street . Prayers for the family through this difficult time.


Mary Ann posted on 6/21/20

To the entire Sexton family, you have my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Butch was a quiet yet compassionate man with words of wisdom. May he rest in peace. Prayers to all.