James Earl Sexton

James Earl Sexton

James Earl Sexton, age 69, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020. He was a member and deacon at Glen Oak Baptist Church and a retiree of the U.S. Air Force where he served in the Gulf War and the U.S. Post Office. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Sexton Jr.; mother, Frances Greer Sexton; brother, Ronnie Sexton; and brother-in-law, Eddie Trent. He is survived by his wife, Erma Trent Sexton; children, James “Tony” (Christie) Sexton, Dana Robinson and Michael Trent Sexton; grandchildren, Megan Freas, Morgan (Grant) Ford, Mason, Matthew, Michael, Milam and Maya Robinson; Andruw, Shelby, Trent, Abagail and Tierra Sexton; great-grandson, Jimmy Ford; sister, Sharon (Robin) Sexton Best; brothers-in-law, Dale (Judy) Trent and Ricky (Sandy) Trent; sisters-in-law, Helen Trent, Brenda Brown and Kathy (Eddy) Ballard. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at Bridges Funeral Home followed by the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bob Zavattieri and Rev. Danny Scates officiating. Family and friends met Tuesday at East TN Veteran Cemetery-John Sevier for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Lee Struck officiating. Military honors were provided by East TN Veteran Honor Guard. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, (865) 523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com