He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Sexton and mother, Luella May Farlow; son, Johnny Sexton; and three brothers.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 58 years, Evelyn Sexton of Dublin; daughter, Sherry Scott and spouse Vicki Scott of Asheville, N.C.; grandsons, Brandon Fisher and fiancée Ashley Edmenston of Chilhowie, and Chase Sexton of Dublin; granddaughter, Bethany Fisher and partner of Jacksonville, Fla.; four great granddaughters, Braley Fisher, Hailyn Fisher, Ashdon Fisher, and Adalyn Fisher; his best friend who was like a brother, Randy Smith; and his canine companion, Scooter.
Jerry was a bass fisherman and loved taking his boat out on the water. He was a gentle and simple man.
At the wishes of Jerry, the family will remember him in private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to either the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association.
The Sexton family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.