Terry went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Tulsa Oklahoma. He passed away from injuries sustained on October 24 from a motorcycle accident. He was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on July 22, 1948 to Henry and Wanda Sadler. Terry graduated from Tahlequah High School in 1966. The following year he enlisted in the army. During his two year service in Vietnam, he was a Ranger with the 1st Air Calvary Division where he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, & 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 Associates 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 ten years.
Terry was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Bruton Lodge #30 of Muldrow, OK, the Tulsa Scottish Rite, and the American Legion Post 20 in Ft. 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, son Kevin and Melissa Sadler of Broken Arrow, son 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, 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 their website at woundedwarriorproject.org or by calling 1-877-958-2233.
Services will be held Monday November 12, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., at New Hope Baptist with Reverend 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