James William Sexton
November 5, 1956 – June 5, 2021
James William Sexton, age 64, of Denver, Colorado passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Jim was born November 5, 1956 in Bloomington, Indiana to Carolyn Sue (Foster) and William Alva Sexton.
He attended Indiana University where he majored in being a pool shark and using his baby blue eyes to attract the ladies. It was there that he caught the attention of Kathleen Ann August in the late 70's. The two married on September 6, 1980. A few short years later, they began their greatest journey: parenthood. Jim became "dad" to August and Kristen and they became the thing he was most proud of. Jim and Kathleen moved the family to Denver in 1992 and began doing what he did best: working, barbequing, and playing pool.
Jim was an amazingly hard worker and there were very few things he couldn't fix (unless it had to do with technology). When he wasn't working, you could find him with either a pool stick or grill tools. He loved to spend his evenings with his beloved, Traeger Grill, making brisket, pulled pork and jerky. For those he deemed "family" he would even share his secret recipe for his JimBobeque sauce.
A new light in his eye's was ignited when he became "Pop Pop" to his sweet grandson, Graham. Pop Pop loved to teach Graham things that he would get in trouble for and the bond they had was unbelievable. Jim will be dearly missed for his caring heart, his inappropriate jokes and his ornery grin.
Jim is survived by his wife, Kathleen Sexton; son August Sexton (Emily "Siri" Scott); and daughter Kristen Sexton (Eric Roberson); brother Scott Sexton and brother Dan Sexton; grandson Graham Roberson; and his golden retriever, Missy. A memorial service for Jim will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 6601 South Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121. A celebration of life will be held following the service at the Sexton/Roberson household.
A memorial service will also be held in Bloomington, IN on 7/10/21 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the American Legion.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.olingerchapelhill.com for the Sexton family. Donations in Jim's name can be made to the Dumb Friends League.
- Kathleen Sexton, Wife
- August Sexton (Emily), Son
- Kristen Sexton (Eric Roberson), Daughter
- Graham Roberson, Grandson
- Scott Sexton, Brother
- Dan Sexton, Brother
- Loving Golden Retriever, Missy
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery
James William Sexton
June 16, 2021
I remember James as being a great dad to AJ and Kristen. Where many dads might've been a little leery about his son playing weird RPGs and video games featuring orcs and trolls, James would give us rides to comic book stores and game shops. He seemed to support his son and his friends even though we all wore black clothes and listened to weird music. James always had a gentle good humor about him and was always kind to everyone, even if maybe he didn't "get" what they were about.
James was a good man and a good father. I'm so sorry to the Sexton family for losing such an incredible man from their lives.
June 12, 2021
I knew Jim more in my youth. I also grew up in Bloomington, and his son AJ was my best friend throughout childhood. After they moved, the Sextons would make yearly trips back to Bloomington; visiting with them was undoubtedly the thing I looked forward to most every year.
The last time I saw the Sextons was at AJs wedding, in 2017. While we somewhat fell out of touch into adulthood, I remember a distinctive feeling connecting with them again: they felt like home. Jim and his family were always tremendously neat, caring, loving people.
Kathy, AJ, and Kristen: my heart goes out to you, and I love and miss you all.
June 10, 2021
I am blessed to have known Jim as a neighbor-friend-and co-worker. He had a joy for life and family. peace and comfort to family.
June 9, 2021
I worked closely with James (Jim is what we called him) at Home Depot for the last few months. He was truly one of a kind and the best man that I was so lucky to meet. Wholesome, humble, selfless, goofy, and a true gentleman. He was always there to make you smile when you were having the worst day and helped with anything even if you knew he didn't necessarily want to. ;) He stuck with you and gave it his best shot.
What I knew of James was that he was a family guy. You knew this man loved his family more than life itself. He adored his wife and never went a day without talking about her. Said he couldn't live without her several times and how much he loved her. Tried not to tear up when he'd say it. She was, without a doubt, the love of his life. James loved his kids so much. Always talked about the projects they were doing or family events that were happening and how proud he was. He took every chance he could to show off his adorable grandkid too and show the daily photos he'd get. This man was very proud of the life he had with all of them. James had the biggest heart and he made anyone and everyone feel like family. James was family.
BBQ was his second love. Man, could that guy whip up some mean jerky! He talked about his backyard setup of grills and smokers and his favorite things to make. Bring in samples that everyone would just devour and would just be so happy seeing people enjoy his creation. He was truly family and BBQ. James is deeply missed already and I haven't stopped thinking about him. I am so very sorry for your loss and we are all keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.