Jack Sexton was born August 16th, 1965 and was released from the confinements and obstacles of this world on September 26th, 2022. He was the last of 10 kids, but the only one worth mentioning here. He was deeply loved in this life by his 2 girls, Sonja (Sonny) Sexton (partner Matthew Brewington), and Toni Sexton-Chalender (partner Shane Cross), his granddaughter Remi Chalender, the woman who put up with him for 37 years, Chris Lowe-Sexton, and his puppy, Chico. In addition to his 2 girls, Jack also saw his niece Jackie Allred-Estep as one of his daughter’s, too.
Jack was a talented shade tree mechanic most of his life and one of his biggest passions was working on his ‘83 Mercury Cougar. He used his skills and expertise to modify it to his unique vision, and by the end of it he had a custom hot rod that after 26 years of work, ultimately facilitated his untimely death when he lost control and struck a guardrail, flinging him into oncoming traffic. No one else was seriously injured, but Jack’s heart stopped before the car did. His girls are glad to see the Cougar finally being laid to rest.
Jack was what many (including himself) called a black sheep, but he was one in the best way. He was kind-hearted, hard-working, and fiercely loyal. Like many in the community he was raised in poverty and lived a simple life, but was by no means a simple man. He built the house that his family lived in with his own hands. He planted and harvested a garden every year. He chopped wood to keep them warm every winter. He could rebuild a carburetor with his eyes closed. He liked to cook and made the best pepper gravy for gravy and bread. He loved The Big Bang Theory and quoted Sheldon often (the family saw many similarities between he and the character). He encouraged his girls to make good grades, go to college, and get good jobs. And they did. He helped his oldest move away to college, and into her first apartment. He helped his youngest get her house ready for loan approval, and did the same with the oldest a couple of years later. He did his very best to set them up for success. He taught his girls many life lessons and valuable skills in his best effort to prepare them for adulthood. Of all the things he instilled in them, one of the most important was simply to be a good person: Be open-minded. Be Kind. Be thoughtful. Be intentional. Be empathetic. Always help when you can. Don’t judge. Just BE good. Jack was one of a kind and not quite everyone’s cup of tea, but friends are measured by quality rather than quantity. The family would especially like to thank David Baird for being such a good friend and helping Jack out in any way he could whenever he needed it.
Jack was preceded in death by multiple beloved pets, including the most recent and difficult loss of his best friend, Son. The family takes comfort knowing that the two are together again now, and they’ll all see each other later.
A Private Service was held.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Jack Sexton.