On Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, Jerry Sexton, age 74, of Chattanooga, TN, passed to be with his Lord in Heaven. Jerry was diagnosed with ALS in 2020.
He was raised in a construction family in Salem, Virginia and earned his degree in Building Construction from Virginia Tech in 1974. Jerry founded Sexton Construction Corporation in Chattanooga in 1986. His passion was his
35 years of work with his construction company. Jerry’s honesty with his subcontractors’ bids and dealing with
their contracts was very important to him. He thrived on implementing his company slogan Building with Integrity with his building owner client. Jerry’s significant work ethic was a natural with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Ingram Sexton and Ernest A. Sexton. Survivors include his brother, Steve Sexton; two sisters, Pamela Bastable and Rebecca Green; sister-in-law, Marcia Sexton; brothers-in-law, Neal Bastable and Allen Green; seven nephews and nieces, Brendan Bastable, Suzanne Blackstock, Ginna Ezernack, Cory Duncan, Whitney Morris, Scott Sexton, and Sarah Miller. Jerry donated his body to Emory Hospital in Atlanta to their ALS Research Program.
His interment service will be held at Sherwood Memorial Park on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. in Salem, Virginia. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Council Fire Club at the Pavilion in Chattanooga on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 2-4 p.m.
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Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.