Jack Eldon Sexson - June 13, 2012
Jack Elson Sexson, former Grant, Neb. resident, passed away in the Mercy Hospital at Hot Springs, Ark. at the age of 87 years and 6 months.
He was born in Holyoke, Colo., the son of C.A. (Jack) and Vera (Nightingale) Sexson on Dec. 30, 1924. He went to a county school house west of Grant and graduated from Perkins County High School in 1941.
Jack attended college at Greeley, Colo. for several years before he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where his life revolved around the Air Force, where he rose from Private to full Colonel and obtained his bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees. He was known for helping others obtain their educations, multiple officer’s and doctor’s degrees. He was known for helping others through Meals on Wheels, the Nellie Burge Society and countless others. He was a professor at the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. and a professor at colleges in Alabama.
Jack was married to the former Berniece Davison. To this marriage there are two children born, son James Allen, and daughter Jackie Ann.
Music was very important to Jack in high school and also in college. He had a band in each school where in Colorado he became acquainted with the famous Glenn Miller. In fact, they were both inducted into the Air Force together.
Jack is survived by his wife Berniece, his son James and wife and two grandsons, and his daughter Jackie and her special friend Dennis Richie. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Most of Ogallala, Neb.; nieces, Connie Saunders of Sterling, Colo., Marcia and husband Ted Barnhill of Ogallala, Neb., Kamie and husband Scott Wise of Linwood, Kan.; a nephew Dennis and wife Loyce Most of Ogallala; and seven great-nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Donna Prottsman, and brothers-in-law, Loran Prottsman and Dwaine Most.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Sandy Springs Chapel at 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, Ga. He was buried at the Arlington Cemetery Park.