Mr. Blake Sexton, 49

Christopher Blake Sexton, 49, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Emory Hospital.

Private Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Born on March 8, 1970 in Gainesville, he was the son of Charles Gilbert Sexton and Mary Ann West-Powell. He was a systems engineer with Streamline Networks. Mr. Sexton was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Sexton is survived by his wife, Tricia Sexton; sons, Carter Sexton, Cooper Sexton, Conner Sexton; mother, Mary Ann West-Powell and Tom Powell; father, Gilbert Sexton and Loretta Sexton all of Gainesville; mother in law, Cindy Reed  and Jim Reed of Canton PA; father in law, Bradley Bailey of Canton, PA; brother, Carey Sexton of Gainesville; sisters and brothers in law, Amy and Ron Fowler of Cleveland, Kelly and Matt Wragg of Gillsville brother and sister in law, Lucas and Maddie Bailey of Canton PA sister in law, Paige Bailey of Canton, PA; nieces and nephews, Alaina Fowler, Cade Sexton, Cole Sexton, Ryan Fowler, Allie Fowler, Mason Wragg, Maddax Wragg, Lincoln Bailey, Everett Bailey and a number of other relatives and friends.

Despite his modest entry weight that March 1970,  at 6lbs, 8oz, Blake went on to be a powerful athlete. After breaking his collarbone playing football, he swung for the fences as a talented baseball player. Blake enlisted in the Army Reserves. Following his enlistment, Blake spent time as an avid cyclist and was instrumental in helping the development of the bike trails at Chicopee/Elachee. Throughout his adult life, he was a dedicated Georgia Bulldog fan. His favorite color was red and black, which he wore without fail each Saturday during football season. Blake also enjoyed many family traditions including, video games and Braves baseball. 

There was no greater role Blake played in his life than husband to Tricia and father to Carter, Cooper, and Conner. Blake never missed a practice or a game and was easily his boys’ biggest cheerleader. Blake often coached his boys in sports both on and off the field, it was easy to tell he was their biggest role model. Blake’s younger brother, Carey, knows that feeling well as he always looked up to Blake and idolized him. So many have. Blake was a man of strong character, selfless devotion and will be missed by so many. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/d7crx?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet or a blood donation at your local American Red Cross in memory of Blake.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com

Condolences 15
Anthony Evans 2019-10-06 18:22:10
Blake it saddens me so much to be writing this. I will always remember my friend and all of the good times we had in high school and when we worked together. I was so glad to have gotten to speak to you recently. I will always think warmly of you whenever I think of those good good days. God bless you my friend. I pray that the Heavenly Father will console you’re family and friends and grant them peace and comfort in this extremely hard time. You will be missed brother. Until we see you again God bless you.
Jennifer (Waller) Frischen 2019-10-07 12:25:30
To the Sexton Family, my heart is heavy as I contemplate the loss of such a kind person. He will be missed so much by all of his friends and family. I have no doubt many tears will be shed, but let them make way for the joy in your hearts that Blake would want all of us to have. Know that God will be with you and will hold you in his embrace through the coming days.
Charlie Boyd 2019-10-07 16:11:46
My deepest regrets and sympathy, He was a great man to work with ! RIP Charlie Boyd and Crew, Call Charlie Communications
Edna and Jim Haywood 2019-10-07 18:08:12
Blake was a wonderful person and good friend! His family is in our thoughts and prayers. Edna and Jim
Jerry McKimmy 2019-10-07 18:12:16
So sorry to hear of Blakes passing. I worked with him many years ago at Curtis Mathes. He was a great guy. My deepest sympathies and condolences to his family. God Bless and keep you.
Kel lee Cutrell 2019-10-07 21:38:56
I was so heartbroken to hear this news. Blake and I went to high school and youth group together. More recently we talked Braves and dawgs which always led to interesting conversations :) He was a great man and will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with the Sexton family.
Sharon Clyde 2019-10-08 09:46:54
Sending prayers for you and your family.
Jill Bonney 2019-10-08 10:35:31
My deepest sympathy to the family who has lost such a dear, kind hearted man. I work for Norton and Blake was the "go to" guy that we all wanted to get on the line to help us fix whatever technology we had broken. He always had such a kind spirit and in talking with other fellow co-workers, he was never short on words of pride of his family. It was unanimous amongst us all that while working he would chat about his boys and their sports and how much he loved it. My heart breaks for the family and friends. All of us here at Norton will miss him greatly. I pray for peace and comfort for the ones closest to him. RIP Blake.
Chris Taylor 2019-10-08 19:53:34
Deepest sympathies to all of Blake’s family and friends. He was a good friend of mine and I will cherish the memories I have of him and the things we did together.
Dave Bennett 2019-10-09 11:29:15
To the family of Blake: What a sad day when we learned of Blake's sudden passing. He was a good man and help many of us at Mount Paran Christian School! He'll be missed greatly. Dave Bennett and the IT Team at Mount Paran Christian School
Marc and Wanda Hastings 2019-10-09 23:14:09
Our deepest sympathies to all of the Sexton family in the loss of your son Blake. The loss of a child, a husband, a father, a brother leaves an emptiness that can never be filled. May God's grace, goodness, and comfort be with you.
Ashley Moore Galya 2019-10-09 23:24:05
I am so very saddened to here of Blake’s passing. It is such a shock. He was always friendly, warm and just a good down to earth person. Sending love and prayers to his family and praying you all may find some peace in such sadness.
Margarita Munoz 2019-10-10 11:20:35
It Breaks my Heart to hear of this. Blake was a awesome Person. I will always remember the times when he would come to our office and help. I would always ask about his family. Blake was always so Proud of his Boys and how much they had accomplished. Your Family Is in My Prayers.
Stacy Davis 2019-10-10 14:29:34
My deepest sympathies to the Sexton family. Blake was a great friend and colleague. He always had something positive to say, was always of good cheer and DEEPLY, DEEPLY LOVED his family. He was a man of great character and will be missed. I'm comforted to know that I will see him again one day. May God Bless you all and give comfort and peace in your loss and sadness.
Andrew Tam 2019-10-14 20:59:05
I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of my old friend. Blake and I were friends in high school, and I was so glad that we got to reconnect in the last few years. He was a great guy and a true friend. I know that his family will miss him dearly. I will be keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers.
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