Retired 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Fred C. Sexton, Jr., 78, died Sunday, July 9, 2017. He earned his BA and JD degrees from Tulane University in 1961 and 1962. Following law school he entered the U.S. Army where he served as 1st Lieutenant. After his active duty concluded, Sexton joined the Army Reserves, obtaining the rank of Captain. He entered private practice in Shreveport in 1964. Sexton served as a Caddo Parish assistant district attorney from 1968 until his election to the 1st JDC in 1974. He was elected to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal in 1982 and served there until his retirement in 1996. In retirement Judge Sexton served by appointment on many courts throughout the state including the Louisiana Supreme Court.