Albert W. “Slug” Sadler Jr.
Albert W. “Slug” Sadler Jr., 62, of Orangefield, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. A service to remember Albert’s life will be at 10 a.m., Monday, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Brother John Fortenberry, officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be on Monday at 1 p.m., at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.
Born on Jan. 27, 1947 in Jacksonville, Texas to Albert W. Sadler Sr. and Elsie Mae (McKnight) Sadler, he was a resident of the Orange area for 30 years. He worked as a pipefitter in the construction industry, was of the Baptist faith and served his country as a veteran of the United States Army with the First Armored Calvary Division during the Vietnam War. Albert was a simple man who enjoyed peace and quiet. He enjoyed spending time with his family, singing and playing the guitar, as well as karaoke. Albert often gave of himself, working to help raise assistance for area people in need.
Albert is preceded in death by his father and numerous extended family. Those mourning his passing yet cherishing his memory are his mother, Elsie Mae “Pinky” Sadler of Groves; sons, Carl Sadler Sr. and his wife Kim Westberry of Devil’s Pocket and Darrell Sadler and his wife Stephanie of Groves; sisters, Vicky Bowlin and Becky Morse and her husband Ed all of Groves; brother, Larry Sadler and his wife Donna of Orangefield; grandchildren, Carl Sadler Jr., Kayleigh Sadler, Cheyanne Sadler, Tori Westberry and Brittaney Westberry. Albert is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Pallbearers for the service will be Steve Morse, Andy Sadler, Toby Morse, Aaron Morse, Mike Brightwell and Sonny Sadler.