Huntsville, TN (2018-06-18) Retiring Scott County Road Superintendent Donald “Dick” Sexton was recognized by the Scott County Commission Monday night for his years of service to the people of Scott County.
At its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the county legislative body honored Sexton for his sixteen years as Superintendent of the Road Department. Surrounded by his family, Mr. Sexton expressed his appreciation to the Commission, and thanked the people of Scott County for allowing him to serve them for so many years. “I just want to say, without God, I wouldn’t have been able to do this,” Sexton said.
Returning to Scott County after serving his country in the US Army, Sexton worked for 31 years for the Stearns Coal Company/Blue Diamond Coal Company, as a miner, surveyor, engineer and supervisor. During this time, he also served two years as Alderman and nine years as Mayor of the Town of Winfield.
In 1997, Sexton began working as a supervisor for Phillips and Jordan Construction, It was in this capacity that he helped coordinate and design the separation and removal of rubble and debris from the World Trade Centers after the disaster of September 11, 2001.
Sexton was elected as Road Superintendent for Scott County in 2002, subsequently earning re-election to four consecutive terms, up to the present day. He has chosen to not seek re-election to a fifth term, preferring to retire to spend time with his wife, Anna Rose (King) Sexton, whom he married in 1963, their four children, and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.