Joseph I. Sadler, 83, of DeGraff, passed away at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
Joe was born in Nippa, Ky., on Oct. 24,1935, to the late Victor and Maline Sadler. On Aug. 15, 1959, he married the former Faye Meek and she preceded him in death March 1, 2007. Joe was also preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Kelsey and a brother ,Victor “Junior” Sadler.
Joe is survived by sons, Rodney Sadler of St. Paris and Tim (Colleen) Sadler of Sidney; four grandchildren, Kevin (Brittany) Sadler, Kyle Sadler, Diana Faye (Alex) Tuttle and Timri Rae (Nick) Nolte; four greatgrandchildren, Reigna Faye Tuttle, Patrick Sadler, Liam Sadler and Callum Sadler; and several nieces and nephews.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Joe was a truck driver for many years. He drove for SuperFoods and ATL, and retired from Clark Trucking in the late 1990s. He was a Kentucky General, member of VFW and Moose, and the Ohio Hi-Point Motorcycle Club. Joe also enjoyed golfing.
Calling is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 214 W. Pike Street, Jackson Center, where Pastor Mike Mitchell officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9. Burial is in Glen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to animal shelters of the donor’s choice.