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    From Mike Raney; this was written by Mike Sexton’s son


    This is a difficult thing to write, so please bear with me if I stumble around some. Jane Sexton asked me to take care of this, so here goes. ?

    My Dad, Mike Sexton, has decided that he will not continue with treatment for his acute myeloid leukemia. He is leaving the UK Markey Cancer Center, and will spend the rest of his days with his dog, family and friends, in his own home. He’s put up the strongest fight we could’ve asked for, but his body just isn’t cooperating. And he’s done fighting. He’s ready to rest. And I believe he has earned it. He wants to see his children and grandchildren, and I don’t think that’s too much to ask for. So we will do what we can to make him comfortable, and enjoy the time we have left.

    I send out a special thanks to each and every one of you that have prayed with and for him, and to all the wonderful family and friends that have visited and helped us all to this point. You’re all wonderful people, and we are truly grateful for you. Please spread the news to family and friends that may wish to know, as I cannot contact everybody.

    You all rock. Thank you for your continued support!
    • CommentAuthorJoel Wendt
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2018
     
    Oh man.. May God Bless him and give him peace.

    I want to share a memory of Mike that I have. The first tournament I ever helped Run and manage was the Nationals in Wisconsin. Dan was dealing with his dying son and Mike stepped up to run it. He was patient and understand as I never had done this before. Mike never complained, never lost his mind and in no small part he was a driving factor in me determining that I wanted to continue being involved in Bass Fishing and organizing and running tournaments. I never once heard a bad word of Mike, that within itself will tell you the value of a man.

    May he have a good journey to be with the Lord.

    Joel
    • CommentAuthorJoel Wendt
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2018
     
    While I was thinking about Mike I remember another story.

    While fishing my first Nationals out of Kentucky Dam village, Mike was involved in a colision accident on the lake. A young kid wasnt paying attention to his driving and crashed into Mike about Mid boat around the passenger console. I do believe Mike was either a retired or active Police officer and he was carrying his gun. During the collision the kid flew from his boat and landed in between the console. The way mike told the story he was so damn angry he thought about shooting the kid, but instead offered his hand and told him. "Welcome Aboard!"