Ernest Bennett Sadler / 1923-2009Published 9:39am Monday, October 12, 2009
Ernest Bennett Sadler, 86, of Andrews Road, Buchanan, died at 9:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, with Pastor Rob McPherson of First United Methodist Church, Buchanan, officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home.
He was born on April 1, 1923, in Jonesville, Va., to Ernest H. and Emma Sadler. He lived here since 1947, coming from Jonesville, Va.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of the Buchanan American Legion.
He was also a member of First United Methodist Church, Buchanan.
He enjoyed pheasant hunting in South Dakota every fall with friends and his son. He also enjoyed golfing in leagues and going north with his grandson and friends, gardening (Seeing if he could grow the largest tomato); and visiting relatives in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky every summer and holiday.
He wanted to be the best “Poppy” to his grandchildren, the best dad to his son and daughter and the best husband to his wife.
He retired from Clark Equipment Company for 38 years.
On Jan. 19, 1946, in Middlesborough, Ky., he married Jean Sadler, who survives in Buchanan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest H. and Emma Sadler.
Surviving family includes a son, Ben (Kathy) Sadler of Buchanan; a daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Lake of Buchanan; six grandchildren, Heather Sadler of Buchanan, Rachel (Dominick) Saratore of Buchanan, Brody Lake of Buchanan, Brent (Emilee) Lake of Granger, Ind., Kelly (Jake) Roxey of Portland, Ore. and Jason (Ruby) Kerr of Portland, Ore.; eight great-grandchildren, Lauren, Isabelle, Joseph, Dominick, Luca, Dawson, Bryce, Brayden, Brynn, Bree, Jamie, Kala, Jacob and Jared; a half-brother, Harold (Ruth) Sadler of Buchanan; half sister, Diana Faircloth of Maryville, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Mildred (Paul) Sekan and Patsy (Randall) Wagner and brother-in-law, Jack (Alice) Spangler.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeland Hospice or Buchanan American Legion.
Arrangements were by Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan.