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Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Wednesday November 30th, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Wednesday November 30th, 2016
4:00pm

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Michael Dwayne Sexton

Michael Dwayne Sexton, age 50 of Clinton, TN passed away suddenly on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was a family man, and loved his family. Michael is better known as “Manimal” or “Big Sexy”. He was a veteran and served his country for 19 years in the U.S. Army, and worked with UPS for 25 years. If you were in his circle of friends, he considered you his friend forever, would do anything for them, and give his shirt off his back if he had to. Michael was a protector, very soft spoken, and a big teddy bear. Michael is preceded in death by his grandfather, William Hodge. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Griffin and her husband, Bob of Corryton, TN; wife, Sherry Sexton of Clinton, TN; daughters, Heather Sexton of Clinton, TN, Brandie Fordham and husband, Chase of Clinton, TN, Trista Harness and husband, George of Clinton, TN; brother, Bill Sexton and wife, Michele of Knoxville, TN; uncles, Roy Hodge, and Richard Hodge, both of Knoxville, TN; aunt, Susan Whaley of Morristown, TN; grandmother, Freddie Mae Hodge of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Kaylynn Phillips, Deven Hatmaker, Dakota Fordham, and Hayden Fordham; and a host of other relatives and friends. Michael’s family will receive his friends from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with his funeral service to follow at 4:00pm with Navy Chaplain Gary Leach officiating with full military honors. Michael’s interment will be private and for family only. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.

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Guestbook

I served with Mike in the TANG. We worked very closely together for nearly twenty years. He is someone that could be counted on, and always took on his responsibilities seriously and completed every mission. We had so many good times together, and there are so many stories. I want to share one story. We were at The National Training Center in the desert in California. Mike hurt his foot and couldn't wear his boots without a lot of pain. He was allowed to wear tennis shoes for a few days, and is was Impossible not to make jokes about it, especially since it was not long after the Forrest Gump movie was released. Everyone was calling him Forrest, and he laughed along as well. Run Forest Run! He had a sense of humor and was a very capable soldier. He had come into our unit after serving with the 101st airborne, and brought new tactical initivities to the 3/5 platoon. He was a hoot and always had a Mountain Dew with him. We were heavily involved in jump farps in the TANG, and had a lot of fun moving the farp(forward air and refueling points). One day we jumped 8 times. He was always dependable. Soldiers are like brothers, and we will miss brother Mike.

SSG David Stevens Dec 2 2016 12:00 AM

Michael was very special to me and I will miss him terribly. I worked with him at UPS for many years. I will be thinking about this family and praying for peace in the coming months.

Pam Booher Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

He was a very soft spoken man. When i was little he seemed like a cool guy. especially sense he was in the army! I have a huge amount of respect for this gentleman, he was and always will be the most Bad ass uncle i ever had!

Larry Moss 2nd Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Sexton

Larry Moss 2nd Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace my friend!

Jason Glenn Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to the family for this sudden loss.

Ellen O'Connell Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

Sending thoughts, prayers & condolences to family & friends.. He was truly an amazing person!! Always willing to help, life of the party & just knew the right words to say!!! He will be missed by many!!! RIP Micheal & thank you from bottom of my heart for serving our country!!!

Samantha Lloyd-Valenzuela Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

My dear friend & brother, you will be missed greatly by so many who's lives you have touched in many, many ways. I will mess ya "yell'n" at me for not taking care of myself (cuz that is what big brothers do). Lot's of love & prayers to your family. Love always, Ashley Gage, Monster, Pnut, Sissy, Doodle & Bean

Ashley (Rayla) Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

johnny miracle Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Sexton

johnny miracle Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

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