former Survivor: The Amazon Candidate Roger Sexton has died at the age of 76. He died on October 26, according to an obituary shared by his family. Sexton had dementia and was in hospice care when he died at his daughter’s home.
“Roger Kenward Sexton – father, grandfather, husband, brother, Marine, survivor – died on Wednesday October 26, 2022 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law after a brave and courageous battle with Lewy Body dementia. “, says the obituary. “Surrounded by his loving family and the caring support of Walla Walla Hospice, Roger was finally able to find peace.”
Born and raised in California, the retired Marine served in the Vietnam War. After leaving service, he went to college, married his wife, and then pursued a successful career in building appraisal.
Sexton appeared in Season 6 of survivor, in which the players were divided into two teams of all men and all women. He became a leader of his Tambaqui tribe, but he eventually had a conflict with the younger males and females of the Fusion tribe. Realizing that Sexton would probably never vote for a woman to win the game, the women successfully plotted to blind him to get him out, making Sexton the first post-merge cut of the contestant. He was the seventh elimination of the season.
Sexton’s family noted the aggressive nature survivor Viewers got to know him in her obituary.
“Confidence, discipline and determination to succeed were all key components of Roger’s character that helped him get cast for season 6 of the reality TV show survivor in 2002. However, the other more challenging aspects of his character eventually prevailed, leading to his eventual death but making for lasting reminders of the aggravating force that Roger was.
It continues, “Roger was above all a great provider to his family and valued his role as father to his daughters Heather and Amy. Sadly, Roger lost his sweet daughter Heather at the young age of 16 to viral pneumonia on October 22, 1992, a loss still felt by all who knew her. However, the love Roger felt for Heather carried over to the love he felt for his grandchildren Drew and Hadley, keeping their memory alive through them and becoming their lovable Be Pa. That’s why we say goodbye with love, or as Be Pa often said, “See you later crocodile, see you later crocodile, don’t let the moles stop you.”
Sexton is survived by his 54-year-old wife Diane, daughter Amy, son-in-law Brian Evensen, grandsons Drew and Hadley Evensen, and both sisters Pamela Mills and Patricia Markowitz.