Michael Edward Sexton

National City, Michigan formerly of Byron, Michigan
April 26, 1945 - June 22, 2020

Service Location

Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan


Private family services have been held. Mike will be laid to rest at a later date in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan with military honors. Ceremony information will be updated and you may offer your condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Obituary Notice

Michael E. Sexton, age 75, of National City, Michigan formerly of Byron, Michigan passed away unexpectedly June 22, 2020 at home.

Mike was born April 26, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Robert Edward and Frances “Betty” Elizabeth (Jones) Sexton. He graduated from St. Theresa Catholic High School in Detroit, Michigan. Mike worked as an elevator mechanic for Mid American Elevator for 30 years, retiring in 1997 and then moved to National City to enjoy watching the river, fishing, feeding and watching the wildlife surrounding their home.

Mike enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served during the Vietnam War from 1965-1969. He obtained the rank of E5 and was honorably discharged as combat decorated. On July 14, 1967, Mike married the former Norma Guy in Detroit, Michigan and although he was still serving our country in the Coast Guard, they began their family raising two sons, Tim and Jeff.

Mike was a member of the American Legion in Hale, Michigan and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Byron, Michigan.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Norma; sons, Tim and Dawn Sexton of Swartz Creek, Michigan and Jeff and Colette Sexton of Commerce Township, Michigan; grandchildren Tyler Sexton, Trevor Sexton, Jordan Sexton, Madelyn Hamilton and McKenzie Sexton; great grandson, Orville “Bo” Hamilton V; sisters, Diane and Suzanne; special friend that was always more like a brother, Raymond Young; nephews, Brian, Tom, and Dan; nieces, Diane and Amy; and numerous friends.

Private services have been held. Mike will be laid to rest in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan with military honors at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan


Jeff and Family - my condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My gratitude to you and your father for serving our country.
— Amy Joyce
Deepest condolences to all the Sexton Family. Wish we could be there with you. Virtual hugs going your way.
— Warren and Mary Beers
I will miss you Uncle Mike. Thank you for helping to teach me to be a tough little girl by teaching me to fish and shoot BB guns. Say hi to Bambi in heaven for me...love you!
— Amy Jones
You were one of the good guys, Rest in Peace my brother.
— Bob Tallieu
Was saddened to hear that Mike passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fond memories of hunting at the cabin.
— Brian Sexton
Dear Tim and family: So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Praying God gives you strength and peace as you work through your loss. Hoping you have some warm memories to hang onto and revisit from time to time.
-Jack and Lynda Wagner
— Jack Wagner
To Mike's family, my sincerest condolences. Mike was a great shipmate on the USCGC Androscoggin during our deployment to Viet Nam. He was one of my favorite and dependable helpers at all of the Andy reunions I organized. He was always ready to dig in and help. RIP shipmate, may you have fair winds and a following sea.
— David White USCGR (ret)
Dear Normal and family, So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was one of the finest men I have ever met during my time in the service. Go with God.
— Robert Simpson USCG Retired
Dear Norma and family,
The "Andy" crew was special, and Mike was a big part of that crew. The fact that many of us got together at reunions 50 years later is a testament to how special that crew was. I enjoyed seeing you and Mike at these reunions. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, and know it is also a loss to many of us. Mike was a valued shipmate.

From Alfred Lord Tennyson, who we have quoted often at our reunions: :....For those from out our bourne of time and place, the flood may bear me far. I hope to see my Pilot face to face when I have crossed the bar"

RIP, Mike and God Bless
— Milt Rose

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