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Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

Jerry Lee Sexton Sr.

July 9, 1936August 25, 2019
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Jerry Lee Sexton, Sr. passed Sunday with all his loving family around him. Jerry was born July 9, 1936 to Kenneth Sexton and Madonna Sexton in Dunkirk, Indiana. He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1956. Jerry met the love of his life Rosie Shimer in high school and in 1957 they were married. Jerry joined the Navy in March 1958 for 17 years and served in numerous locations. From 1958 to 1968 they had four wonderful children, Jerry Jr., Jeffery, Lori and Lisa. Jerry came back to Kokomo in 1975 and worked at YWCA, Chrysler, and Staples and was also in Army Reserves for 10 years. He loved children and in 17 years they had 86 foster children and 4 exchange students. Surviving him are his wife Rosie, sons Jerry Jr. (wife Jennifer), Jeffery (wife Christina), daughters Lori (Chuck), Lisa (husband Greg) Crapo, and adopted daughter in Australia Wendy (husband Mark) Russell- Reed and eight wonderful grandchildren Dani Sexton, Seth Sexton, Christian Sexton, Rebecca Sexton, Hannah Sexton, Kadey Fisher, Jerry Fisher, Kenneth Fisher and one special great-grandson Jaxson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Donate Life, 3760 Guion Rd. Indianapolis IN, 46222. The family would like to encourage learning more about organ donation and the blessings that are passed along. Services will be Friday August 30, 2019 11:00am at Ellers Mortuary Webster street location with calling Thursday August 29, 2019 4-8pm at the Mortuary. Pastor Oscar Ramos will be presiding over services.

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April Byrd

August 30, 2019

I am so sorry Rosie. I loved Jerry. He was always there with a hug, a joke, and a smile. Prayers for you and your family.

Kim Weir

August 29, 2019

Jim and I was going to come but something came up. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. I loved waiting on them at the Dairy Queen. They were my favorites to wait on. We will be keeping the family in our prayers.

Ann Packard

August 28, 2019

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Ann Closson Packard

Connie Brown

August 28, 2019

Thinking of you Lori..... and the whole family. Praying that God will carry you through this time of grief. You are in our prayers and thoughts, as it is tough.... when Dad leaves earth. Love, Connie, Mike and family

Melissa Little

August 27, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Sexton's passing. I remember him as being so sweet natured and welcoming to all. He'd always greet me by asking "How's the Little House on Webster Street!" His and Rosie's generous spirit helped the children (and families of those children) they fostered. The reach of their love is beyond measure.

His passing will leave a loss to his family, church, and community. Much love to you all during this difficult time.

With condolences,

Melissa (Little)

Jim Weiand

August 27, 2019

In deepest sympathy for the family at this time of their loss!

Sincerely Jim and Rita Weiand

Nanette Blackburn

August 27, 2019

I remember seeing your parents at the YWCA. They were always so loving, kind and fun! I looked forward to seeing your Mom each week, and your Daddy whenever he came around. I was very young, but he made an impression on me. He was a wonderful man! ❤️💕

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