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SM Sadler, Jr.

June 8, 1950 — June 27, 2023

Toccoa, GA

SM Sadler, Jr.

On the dawn of June 27, 2023 SM Sadler jr., 73, of Toccoa, Ga slipped away quietly to be with the heavenly father. He was born in Elberton, GA to the late Mr. SM Sadler, Sr. and Mrs. Willie Tate-Sadler-Lewis.


SM attended Blackwell Memorial Elementary School first grade. The family moved to Toccoa, GA in 1958. SM enrolled in the Whitman Street School and attended until the tenth grade. Later he enrolled in the Toccoa High School, his junior and senior year. He was affiliated with many activities such as band, chorus, basketball, Astros baseball team, Safety Patrol, Dramatics Club, and the Gray-Y-Club. In 1968 he was crowned Mr. Football at Toccoa High School.


SM was blessed with a God-given talent of singing and playing the piano. SM shared his talents with the mighty “Torches” of Toccoa, where he was a lead singer. He spread his talents with the churches of the Stephens County area such as Friendship, Deercourt CME, and Reachout Time. He served as musical director in these churches in the North Carolina area: Northside Baptist Church, Bell Yeager Baptist, Mt. Zion Baptist, Northeast Baptist, and Flat Rock AME in Hillsborough, N.C.


SM was an entrepreneur and started his own roofing business. He had three employees. They were all paid from his pocket, even if it left him broke. In 1982 he dissolved his company. SM was very kindhearted and generous, always helping those in need.


Preceding SM in death were brothers, Gene Jones and Derek Cleveland, who was raised in the home.


He leaves to cherish his memory; daughter, Michelle Crumpter of Miami, FL, Seddrick Sadler of Toccoa, GA, 7 grandchildren; Jason, Ryan, Chloe, Kane, Madison, Ezekiel, and Anniston, sisters; Gloria Sadler of Cleveland, OH, Sheila Gwennett Sadler of Lynchburg, VA, brother; Michael Sadler of Cleveland, OH, uncles; Isaac Cleveland (Nancy) of Greensboro, GA and Bennie Cleveland (Caroline) of North Carolina, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.


His voice and music have been silenced, but his memory shall forever live on in our hearts and minds.

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 8, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Friendship Baptist Church

244 S Sage St, Toccoa, GA 30577

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