Obituary of Don Able Sadler Jr.
Don Able Sadler, Jr., 72, passed away on January 30, 2019, in San Diego, California. Don was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on September 13, 1946, to parents Nellie and Don Able Sadler, Sr. Don had 3 siblings, his younger twin sisters Nell and Jo, and younger brother John. In 1970, Don married his beautiful wife, Ngoc-Diep, and together they lovingly raised 2 children, David and Danielle. Don proudly served in the United States Air Force for 24 years and retired as a Captain. During his time in the Air Force, Don completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy State University and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University.
Amongst so many wonderful attributes and loving memories, Don was especially known for his unwavering love and dedication to his family, his lessons and demonstration of integrity and honor, his love for God and commitment to the Baptist Christian faith, his true interest and action in helping others, his great sense of humor, and his incredible self-taught computer skills. Don is survived by his wife of over 48 years, his children, his grandson Nathan, his sister Nell, and his nieces and nephews Chris, Cynthia, Kristina, Melissa, Michael, and Katy. Don was predeceased by his parents, his sister Jo, and his brother John.
Visitation, Memorial, and Burial services
Wednesday, February 20: Visitation and Viewing Only
Time: Any time from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Legacy Funeral and Cremation Care
7043 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
Thursday, February 21: Memorial Service
Arrival and Viewing: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Memorial Service: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: First Baptist Church of San Diego
5055 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Thursday, February 21: Burial Ceremony
Time: 2:30 pm*
Location: Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
*All vehicles are requested to arrive at the cemetery between 2:00 and 2:30 pm. Funeral and lead vehicles will be lined up in the staging area next to the administrative building at 2:00 pm and will proceed to the committal area at 2:30 pm. Map of the cemetery: https://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/maps/Miramar992.pdf
In lieu of flowers, donations may be kindly made to the following organizations:
The Fisher House - Naval Medical Center San Diego I & II. Donations may be made online at:
Orange County Lost Chord Club. To donate, please contact the OCLCC Treasurer, Dennis Martin at 714-501-9442.