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John Franklin Sadler

March 15, 1935 — August 7, 2023

John Franklin Sadler, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday August 7, 2023, at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born to the late Cater (Cate) and Viola Mobley Sadler on March 15, 1935, in Cecil, Ga. He graduated from Lake Park High School where he met his high school sweetheart, Bytha. Bytha and John were married 40 years. John worked for Green Machine where he was a mechanic. Also, he worked as a foreman for Alterman Truck Lines and worked on machinery for Ray Brooks. He owned and operated his own boat motor shop, enjoyed building boats, cooking cane syrup, and loved giving it away to friends and family. He built a forty-foot boat he named Vicky Lynn. Mr. Sadler served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1963.

Mr. Sadler is survived by his wife, Sandra Marie Sadler of Valdosta, son, Daniel Sadler of Valdosta, son and daughter- in- law, John Steven and Mary Ann Sadler of Gulf Breeze, Fl, daughter and son-in-law, Vicky Lynn Sadler (David) Nelson of Pensacola, Fl, grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Autry and Rachel Sadler, great- grandchild, Zoey Autry, sister, Rachel Sadler Morgan, sister-in-law, Carolyn (Terrell) Croft and Pam, brothers-in-law, Mike Riley and Joey Watkins, and sister-in-law, Lorraine Sadler; adopted children, Larry and Bunny Lyons. John is also survived by cousins, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends, too many to mention.

Mr. Sadler is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Bytha, brothers, Buck Sadler, Dave Sadler, and Bill Sadler; brother-in-law, Johnny Morgan.

A visitation will be held for Mr. Sadler on Saturday, August 12th from 6-8 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta, Ga.

Visitation, services, and burial will take place in Gulf Breeze, Florida on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Rose Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery will be serving the family in Gulf Breeze. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11:30a.m. at Rose Lawn on Tuesday followed by services and burial.

Condolences may be made online at www.mclanecares.com.





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