Crowell Anthony "Tony" Sexton

Sunday, September 3, 1944 - Thursday, May 27, 2021

In Loving Memory

Photo of Crowell Anthony "Tony" Sexton  - 1944-2021

Crowell Anthony “Tony” Sexton died Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Waynesville, NC at age 76. 

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Linda K. Sexton also of Waynesville; his son, Nicholas C. Sexton of Dade City, Florida; his daughter, Porter Cusmano and her children Sam and Andrew of Tampa, Florida, and Michael Sexton, wife Colleen and children Russell and Penelope of Cape Coral, Florida; step-sons, Mark Metcalf of Tampa, Florida and Brian Metcalf of Miami Beach, Florida; and his lifelong companion, his brother, Porter Sexton of Richmond, California.

Tony was active in civic affairs including Kiwanis Club of Midtown Tampa, the Children’s Home of Tampa, Easterseals of Tampa, and Hyde Park Men’s Club.  He was a member of the State and local Florida Yatch Club and Merry Makers Club in Tampa.

Mr. Sexton was an attorney who practiced with Hill, Hill, & Dickenson of Tampa who merged with Foley & Lardner, and other practices in Tampa, Florida.  When he and Linda moved to Waynesville, he was affiliated with Killian, Kersten, Patton.  From there Tony was the County of Haywood Greenway Coordinator.  He also was the Flood Relief Coordinator for Haywood County.  Finally, he was the Grant Coordinator for the county.  He was involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Waynesville and Asheville, NC.

Tony was most proud of the positions he held with Grace Church in the Mountains (Episcopal) including 3 terms on the Vestry, and committees on Endowment, Audit, and search for a new Rector.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Grace Church in The Mountains (Episcopal) in Waynesville, NC.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Sexton family.

Condolences from family and friends

Linda we are so sorry to hear of Tony passing away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Martin and Debbie Long
I am sending lots of love to you and your family. Tony was a very good man and I know you had a very special relationship.
Diana Ritter
We will miss Tony. Linda, you and your family are in my prayers. Thinking of you with lots of love.
Lauri S
One of my things I enjoyed most about Tony was his silly jokes! I had the pleasure of working with him & Tony often came by my office to chat about his llamas. He was a great man. I am so sorry for your loss.
Rebecca Morgan
Linda, My condolences on your loss. I think a lot of Tony and have missed talking with him over the past year or so since he retired from the Advisory Council. He was always a pleasure to talk with and had great input and added value to Big Brothers Big Sisters! My prayers for you and the family! God Bless!
Martha Barksdale - Big Brothers Big Sisters - Haywood County