- July 15, 1966 - January 10, 2013
- New Market, Tennessee
of Scott's Passing
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“i just wanted to say to Scott and his family i was one of scott's big fans. i used to go to volunteer speedway almost every weekend when they had a...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: logan doolittle - Afton, TN
“I still have the framed photo he gave me after he won the mello yellow 100 at bulls gap.I met Scott thru my step dad at the time we went to bulls gap...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Keith Graper - Clintonville, WI
“You will be missed by us you have been a great friend for many years....... Peg-Leg Motorsports #25
4 of 33 | Posted by: peg-leg motorsports 25 - TN
“Zack, Derek, Deb & Nan: Our love thoughts & prayers are with you.
Love, Playdough & Uncle Gary
5 of 33 | Posted by: Mary (Playdough) & Gary Hofker - TN
“I don't think my life will ever be the same without you. Thank you for loving me with everything you had. I loved you back. The last 2 and 1/2...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Benita Collins - New Market, TN
We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Tonia and Abigail
7 of 33 | Posted by: Tonia and Abigail Fawver - TN
“My prayers to go out to him and his family! ..one of the best to ever strap into a racecar around this area!.. more importantly, a great person.
8 of 33 | Posted by: Keith Dailey - Louisville, TN
“We remember Scott from a very young age while racing go carts.He grew up to be a fine young man. So sorry to the family for the loss. Thoughts &...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Doyle & Pat Trentham - TN
“Thoughts an continued prayers for the family during such a difficult time. What an imprint your footprints have left upon our hearts. You will be...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Terry, Lori, Adam & Chad Beeler
“Gonna miss him more than anyone knows...prayers for all the family...he is in no more pain and we will get to see him again....love you all
11 of 33 | Posted by: Joy - Chuckey, TN - close friend
“Debbie Vineyard,I'm sorry for your loss. I'll always remember his talents.Arnold Fox
12 of 33 | Posted by: Arnold Fox - Wares Valley, TN
“I ENJOYED GETTING YO KNOW YOU AND YOUR SONS WHILE I WORKED AT TAZEWELL SPEEDWAY. YOU WERE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE.. EVERYONE WAS LOOKING FOR THE #52...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: stephanie parkeyfriend - TN
“Me and my family wanted to send our sympathies to your family. We would be at the funeral, but my son and I are both sick with the flu. I want to...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Tina Cogdill Bowling - TN
“Scott was a great racer, one of the best, but more importantly a good friend. Thanks for the many memories. We will miss Scott very much. Scott's...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Randy and Lisa Hutchens - Powell, TN
“God has gained an awesome angel...will be greatly missed on earth.
16 of 33 | Posted by: Shelia Welshan - Maryville, TN
“Had many good wins with this had a lot of fun on the road he will e missed
17 of 33 | Posted by: brian imler - williamsburg ky, KY
“Offering our prayers and thoughts for Scott's family and friends. I always considered Scott a friend and knew that when I went to the racetrack that...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: John A. Utsman - Bluff City, TN
“he well be missed from al the people in cleveland tn sorry for your lose
19 of 33 | Posted by: donnie lowe - cleveland, TN
“A great Racer And A good Friend To All . I Still Remember The First Time I saw Him Race The Gold Cup Race At Andy;s Always FUN To Watch...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: BUD WILSON - CANTON, NC - Friends
“So sorry about Scott leaving us at such an early age.Annette, we will be out of town Sunday, but you and the family will be in my prayers..Love you...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Lynn Maples - Kodak, TN - cousin
“I was just thinking of him this week!We knew Scott when we were racing karts in 1988 89 I was remembering a funny story he told about being run off...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Larry Watts - piedmont, SC
“My father, Leon, and I were huge fans of Scott. We loved watching him race, especially at Tazewell Speedway. He not only was the best dirt late...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Chad Stansberry - Tazewell, TN
“We raced each other hard, he was a good friend! He has been in my prayers for the last few years and now his family will be. I admired his dedication...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Bill Frye - Greenbrier, AR
“"When I started racing go carts on the National level, I remember Scott racing in the older classes so he was always one of the racers that I looked...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Jason Keller - Greenville, SC
“Scott's passing is a sad time for all race fans who had the pleasure to experience him racing in Tennessee. God bless you and your family.
26 of 33 | Posted by: gary ford - canton, NC - fan
“I'll miss watching you race!
27 of 33 | Posted by: jeff little - morristown, TN
“I always liked watching Scott race.I've watched him many nights.He also was a great person.He helped my cousin Bobbie Cowan with his racecar from...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Melissa L. Cutshaw - Knoxville, TN
“Prayers for Scott's family are sent.I watched him for a lot of years race against my uncle(John A.) and also drove our car while my uncle was hurt...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Kevin Utsman
“Thanks for the thousands of memories.
We will miss you..
Sonny and Angela Brown
30 of 33 | Posted by: Sonny and Angela Brown - TN
“we are very sorry for your loss. our thought & prayers will be with u.
31 of 33 | Posted by: jerry @ amy mcdonald - dandridge, TN
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
32 of 33 | Posted by: Sanford Goddard - Knoxville, TN
“Our Prayers for the family.i am the former miss newport raceway..i first saw scott at the newport track..where i was queen..a very sweet person...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: jackie raines - dandridge, TN
Scott Dewayne Sexton, age 46, of New Market, formerly of Pigeon Forge, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 after a 7 year battle. Scott began his racing career at the age of 6. He was an 8 time World Karting Association World Champion before moving into Dirt Late Models in 1986. Sexton quickly became a fan favorite, earning the nickname "Superman." Between 1995 and 2005 he won 10 Southern All Stars Races at Atomic and Volunteer Speedways, and was track champion in 1991 and 1995 at "The Gap". Scott had many special event feature wins. Scott was known as one of the most fan friendly drivers, always participating in charitable events and usually donating his winning trophies to kids at the track. He will always be remembered for giving back to the sport he loved so much. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Howard Sexton; grandparents, John Sherrod and Reva Ann Sexton and Fred and Evelyn Maples; cousin, Kevin Williamson; aunts, Catherine Reagan Smallfield and Dorothy Maples Huskey. Survivors include his sons, Zachary Scott Sexton and Derek Scott Sexton; mother, Annette Maples Brackins; fiancé, Benita Collins; sister Debbie Vineyard; nephew, Tyler Vineyard. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to any Tennessee State Bank, Scott Sexton Memorial Fund. Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013 in the Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Ray Deidrick and Ray Ball officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013 at Highland South Cemetery for the interment. Pallbearers will be: Derek Sexton, David Bryant, Chase King, Mark King, Ryan King, Brian King, Jason Gibson, and Josh Collins. Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000.