Joseph “Mark” Sadler, age 69 of Hendersonville, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
He was born on July 11, 1951, to Ray and Mary Starbuck Sadler, who precede him in death. Mark is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jackie; his stepchildren, Ronda (Mitch) Gibson and Victor (Lindsey) Reed; his sisters, Becky (Bill) MacMichael and Suzanne (Fred) Graham; his grandchildren, Lauren (Sean) Finn, Wesley (Jessie) Gibson, Will Reed and Grayson Reed; his niece, Rae Marisa (Rick) Andreano; and his nephews, Dr. Daniel Gatewood and James Graham.
Mark retired from The Paper's/Wheels and Deals where he worked for 10 years. He was a University of Tennessee graduate and loved Vols football. He was a great athlete at Hillwood High School, lettering in football, basketball and was a SPO. He is a former Sunday teacher, Disciple Bible Study leader and a lay speaker. He loved God's Word and was a great witness to others. He loved his family and our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a patient and kind man. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three and half years ago but was taken by lung cancer only 21 days after being diagnosed, even though he wasn’t a smoker.
His family will receive friends on Thursday, July 16, from 11:30 am until his Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 12:30 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Pastor Ryan Hill and Pastor Phil Martin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Nashville online at
or mail to 478 Craighead St #200, Nashville, TN 37204; or Metro Baptist Church at 322 E. Cedar St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072.
The family has entrusted services to Austin and Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.