Donald Sadler

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Donald Sadler

Donald C. Sadler, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 10, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born July 26, 1924, in Farmington, Mo., to Monroe and Ada Belle Roberts Sadler. He and Dorothy Eaker were married June 8, 1943, in Cape Girardeau.

Sadler was a member of Red Star Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict.

He worked at Superior Electric 38 years, where he was a foreman and quality control supervisor. He then worked at DW Tool several years before he retired. He had been active in coaching youth baseball and church league basketball.

He was active and attended USS Pamansett reunions and was a member of Mine Warfare.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Cape Girardeau; a son, Larry Sadler and wife Kathy of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Norval Sadler of St. Louis, Harlan Sadler and wife Charlotte of Chaffee, Mo., Dean Sadler and wife Karen of Marietta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Allison Davis and husband Ryan of Cape Girardeau, Greg Sadler and wife Kate of Kirkwood, Mo.; and four great-grandchildren, Raleigh, Brogan, Grayson and Sarah McKinley Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William D. "Woody" Sadler and Edward "Cotton" Sadler.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Red Star Baptist Church, with the Rev. Cy Smith officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum, with military rites by Missouri Honor Team.

Memorials are requested to Red Star Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.

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