A celebration of life for Mr. Sadler will be held this weekend at the First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 30 from 5-8 p.m. in the Family Life Center. A play area with bounce houses will be provided in the gym for Sophie and Savvy’s friends Friday during this celebration. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at the church.
On Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, Geoffrey Lynn Sadler, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 48.
Geoff was born Sept. 17, 1970 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Harold Lynn (Gwen) Sadler, of Cabot, Arkansas, and Millicent Imogene Reed (Boyd) Webb, of Germantown. Geoff attended Germantown High School and the University of Memphis. Geoff proudly served during Desert Storm as a submariner in the United States Navy. After serving his country, Geoff resumed his education, studying information systems. He pursued a career in computer network engineering with a specialty in security. Geoff married Heather Marie Nicholson Sadler, the love of his life. Geoff and Heather have two daughters, Sophie Anne Sadler (age 4), and Savvy Jean Sadler (age 2), of Lebanon.
Geoff was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Larry and Gayle Nicholson, of Milan.
He is survived by his wife Heather; his two daughters, Sophie and Savvy; and his parents, Millicent (Boyd) Webb and Lynn (Gwen) Sadler. Geoff also leaves behind four brothers, Jeff (Robyn) Webb, Boyd (Nancy) Webb, Aaron (Teffany) Sadler and Gary Sadler. In addition, Geoff is survived by many nieces, nephews and other family he loved greatly.
Geoff loved his God, his wife, his girls and his Preds. Geoff was fiercely independent, nerdy, funny and brilliant. When Geoff received his diagnosis, he began fighting with a ferventness that can only be seen in a daddy who hopes to show his daughters how precious life can be. Geoff was the self-proclaimed charter member of the Princess Protection Agency, ensuring Sophie, Savvy and Heather all were covered with love, guidance and wisdom.
Our hearts are broken as we were not, nor would we ever be, prepared to say good-bye. We are thankful for every moment we have had with Geoff, yet we want so many more. Our little tribe will be lost without our chief. Truly we can say, “He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith,” 2 Timothy 4:7.
Anyone who knew Geoff will tell of his love for his daughters. He cared deeply for their wellbeing and felt strongly about their education. To that end, an education fund, the Geoff Sadler Memorial Fund, has been set up for Sophie and Savvy at Pinnacle Bank in Lebanon. In addition, a GoFundMe account has also been established in his name to support his little princesses. In lieu of flowers and other gifts, we request donations to either Sherry’s Run or either educational funds for the girls.
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