Tahlequah Daily Press

November 12, 2012

Terry Alan Sadler


TAHLEQUAH — Terry went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Tulsa.

He passed away from injuries sustained on Oct. 24 from a motorcycle accident. He was born in Okmulgee, on July 22, 1948 to Henry and Wanda Sadler.

Terry graduated from Tahlequah High School in 1966. The following year, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his two-year service in Vietnam, where he was a Ranger with the 1st Air Calvary Division, he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge, among other medals and ribbons. He was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant in 1969.

After his time in the military, Terry went on to study drafting at OSU Tech, where he obtained an Associate’s Degree. Terry worked at Southwestern Bell for 30 years as a cable repairman in the Fort Gibson and Tahlequah areas.

After retirement from SBC, he went to truck driving school and drove for John Christener for a short time. At the time of his death, he was employed by Davis Oil, where he delivered gas for the past 10 years.

Terry was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Bruton Lodge No. 30 of Muldrow, the Tulsa Scottish Rite, and the American Legion Post 20 in Fort Gibson. Other memberships include AOPA and HOG.

His passion was his purple Harley Davidson. During his life he enjoyed time spent paragliding, bull riding, zip lining, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed serving his Sunday school class as president at New Hope Baptist Church.

Terry is survived by his wife Judy of the home; sons Kevin and Melissa Sadler of Broken Arrow, and Lance and Andrea Schroyer of Owasso; daughter Jill and Doug Zellmer of St. Charles, Mo.; his parents, Henry and Wanda Sadler of Park Hill; his five grandchildren, who are the love of his life, Aubrey Schroyer, Kevin Sadler Jr., Xia Zellmer, Cayden Schroyer, and Xaida Zellmer; several special aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a very dear friend Joe Keim.

In lieu of flowers , contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations can be made through the website at woundedwarriorproject.org, or by calling 1(877) 958-2233.

Services will be held Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.,, at New Hope Baptist Church, with Rev. Stephen Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bradley Family Funeral Service of Fort Gibson Friends may send condolences to the family at www.bradleyfuneralservice.com.

Bradley Funeral Service, 1224 E. Poplar, (918) 478-5000.