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James Edward Sadler

March 8, 1945 — September 2, 2021

James Edward Sadler

Mr. James Edward Sadler of South Boston, VA passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County, VA on March 8, 1945 and was 76 years old.  He was the son of the late John Andrew Sadler and the late Masuria Mae Rickman Sadler and was married to Betty DeJarnette Sadler, who survives.


He was a member of the Beth Car Baptist Church and a retired Industrial Engineer with JP Stevens, the Halifax Cotton Mill and last with the US Flue Cured Tobacco Growers in Roxboro, NC. He was also the owner/operator of Sadler’s Machine Shop.


Mr. James Edward Sadler is survived by:

His Wife of 57 years

Betty DeJarnette Sadler of South Boston VA


Peggy D. Clayton and husband Cecil of Roxboro, NC

Kathy D. Terry and late husband Paul of Roxboro, NC

One Aunt, Ellie Rickman of Scottsburg

Nieces and Nephews, Kristan Seymour (Charlie) and children, David Sadler, John Sadler and mother Judy, Nancy and Wayne Smith, Sammy “Huck” Smith, Bobby and Melissa Smith, Malcolm “Chip” Ragans (Rosemary) and Rechelle Estep (Bob)

***Preceded in death by***

Mother-in-Law, Janet Dunkley DeJarnette

One Brother, Dan Hagood Sadler

One Sister, Mattie Louise Sadler Smith

Three Uncles, Richard “Dick” Rickman, John Rickman and William Rickman

One-Brother-in Law, Henry Paul Terry III


 A private graveside will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Thad Decker officiating.

For memorials, please consider the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

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