Paul Alexander Sadler, 62, of Fort Walton Beach, FL passed away peacefully Sunday evening at Manor at Bluewater Bay. Services will be held at McLaughlin Mortuary Friday, January 17 at 11am with a visitation from 10-11am, to be followed by interment at Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Born on a military base in England in 1957 to Fred and Joyce Sadler, Paul was the second of five boys. The family moved back to Fort Walton Beach in 1965 where Paul attended Silver Sands and graduated from the Arc Program, later enrolling with Horizons. One of the first competitors in Okaloosa County’s Special Olympics, Paul was a gold medalist bowler winning numerous trophies and accolades over a span of 25+ years. A devout Christian and lifelong member of Mary Esther Methodist church, Paul also spent many years as a teaching assistant at The Children’s Center of Fort Walton Beach.
Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting this kind and gentle soul learned right away everything he held dear to his heart: his family, God, Fort Walton Beach High School and Florida State University football, and of course, music. Paul’s love of music started at a very young age and continued throughout his life. A veteran of the KISS Army, anywhere he went you were likely to hear him singing a song by The Beatles or KISS, his favorite bands.
Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Irene Miller, father Fred Sadler, and brothers David and Mark Sadler. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Sadler, brothers Tim (Sharon) Sadler, Joel (Jeannie) Sadler, sister in law Beth Sadler, nieces and nephews Marguerite, Joshua, James, Annie, Christopher, Cassie, Catherine, Jeremiah and Trenton Sadler, all of Fort Walton Beach, as well as his aunt and uncle, Pat and Clarence Adams.
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