Doris Sadler

Doris Sadler, a caring, feisty, and funny mother, grandmother,great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and sister, died on Friday, September 8, 2023. Doris 93, of Charlotte, was born on December 19, 1929, in Palmersville, TN, the daughter of James and Minnie (Pettit) Burton. On June 22, 1947, Doris married John Thomas Sadler and created many fond memories until his passing in 1979. She worked as a Nurse Aide for the Holliday Home, Hayes Green Beach Hospital, and Eaton Manor until her retirement in 1989 to help with her grandchildren. Doris was an avid NASCAR fan and college basketball fan, especially UofM. She also enjoyed playing bingo, trips to the casino, playing cards, and spoiling her cats, Thelma and Louise. Many will remember Doris and her love for sweets, trait that she has passed down to her family. Doris was a very independent woman and later in life she never wanted to be a burden for her family members as they helped care for her. Above all her biggest passion in life was her family and the great joy that they provided to her.

Doris is survived by her children, Ann (Ken) Firman, Gloria (James) Schaefer, Tom (Jenny) Sadler, and Cyndi Wine; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and ister Linda (Kenneth) Stanley. She was predeceased by her husband, John; seven sisters; one brother; her parents; and son-in-law, Jerry Wine.

Friends are encouraged to support Doris’s family by sharing memories on her Tribute Page at Funeral services were Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Pete Kroll officiating. The funeral was webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to, click on Doris’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Eaton County Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.