Montcalm district to dismiss early for boy’s funeral

Montcalm County
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SIDNEY, Mich. (WOOD) — Central Montcalm Public Schools will be releasing all students two hours early Monday to allow them to attend the funeral for an 8-year-old Sidney boy who was killed while trick-or-treating in Sheridan.

Brady James Sexton’s memorial service is slated to start at 3 p.m. in the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium. A private graveside service for family will take place afterward at Sidney Cemetery.

Brady was riding on a flatbed trailer the Sheridan fire chief was pulling by tractor when Michigan State Police say he either slipped or was pulled off when his clothing or costume became entangled in the wheels.

“My understanding was (the father was) walking alongside … the mother was on the wagon. Just makes the whole situation a lot harder,” Sheridan Village Superintendent Doug Lane told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday.

Brady was run over by the trailer wheels. He later died at Sheridan Community Hospital.

“His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of all his family and friends, but his spirit will live on in all who knew and loved him,” stated his obituary on the Simpson Family Funeral Homes’ website.

The 8-year-old boy leaves behind two sisters, his father and his mother, who is a teacher in Sheridan.

People in Sheridan have started coming together to support the family of the boy killed, scheduling meals and helping where they can.

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