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Jesse Jack Sedwick passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the age of 80, surrounded by family, after a long, hard battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Jack was born in Austin on April 11, 1940, the son of Asa Bush Sedwick and Naomi Ruth (Hollingsworth) Sedwick. He attended William B. Travis High School and it was there he met the love of his life Mildred Ann Bertram. They married on March 31, 1961 and together raised three daughters. He was proud of his girls and never missed an opportunity to be supportive and let them know how much they were loved. Recently, Jack and Mildred celebrated 59 years of marriage; which is a testament to their love and Christian faith.

He worked in the Astronomy Department at the University of Texas. He was always ready to tell you about the work he did for one of the telescopes at the McDonald Observatory. Jack worked for Houston Light and Power while also attending the University of Houston. Shortly after graduation, Jack went to work for the Lower Colorado River Authority. This job eventually led Jack to move with his family from Dripping Springs to La Grange in 1986 and he continued to work for LCRA until he retired in 1999.

Jack was known and loved by many in the La Grange community. He was a member of the Breakfast Lions Club and an active member of the La Grange Church of Christ, where he served as an elder for 30 years. He led his family and church family by example. He was a true Christian husband, father, and grandfather and a role model for many more.

He loved hunting and working with his hands. He was always busy building things for people, working on cars, or tinkering in the garage. Jack was also quite the artist and he was particularly fond of drawing caricatures of those he knew. Jack loved old cars, movies of all kinds, TV, playing 42, and Jack loved his ice cream! He loved spending time with his family, giving them all funny nick names, picking on the grandkids as much as possible, and cooking them all his famous brisket with his “secret” recipe.

Jack is survived by his wife, Mildred Sedwick; three daughters: Kim Young and husband, Tyler, of League City; Shelly Goerig and husband, Ronnie, of La Grange; and Amy Srubar and husband, Charles, of West Point; sister: Shirley Koenig of Livingston; brother, Roy Sedwick and wife, Janet, of Fredericksburg. Jack is also survived by ten grandchildren and one step grandchild: Jessica Rutledge and husband, Jacob; Sgt. Justin Young; Courtney Srubar and boyfriend, Fabian; Jackie Goerig and fiancé, Cody; Jamie Hackney and husband, Avery; Ryan Gorman; Sierra Srubar and boyfriend, Cody; Mason Gorman; Zachery Srubar; Avery Srubar and Aryn Srubar. Jack is also survived by three great grandchildren with another on the way: Natalie, Easton and Lincoln Rutledge and baby, Hackney. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Asa and Naomi Sedwick, and sister, Betty Marie Shelton.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations in La Grange.

In an abundance of caution due to the recent health issues, and in accordance with the CDC and local County Judge recommendations, the family has requested a private family funeral service and burial.

Honorary pallbearers are Sgt. Justin Young, Ryan Gorman, Mason Gorman, Zachery Srubar, Fabian “Fabio” Revilla, Cody Cavazos, Jacob Rutledge and Avery Hackney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, P.O. Box 523, La Grange, TX 78945; Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St, Ste. 800, Miami, FL 33131; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations in La Grange.


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