David Wayne Sadler

David Wayne Sadler, of Hawkins, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at his home in San Leon at the age of 70. He was born on January 6, 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas to James and Myrl Sadler. David spent his entire life in general construction and built countless homes and businesses around Texas and its surrounding states as well. He was a devoted mentor to many young men through youth sports. He served the Dixie Youth Baseball organization as a District Director and led the Hawkins Youth Baseball Association for numerous years. David also coached summer and fall league baseball teams, won several state championships with his sons, and loved seeing young men get the opportunity play the game they loved at the collegiate and professional levels. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids, never losing an opportunity to teach them a lesson, throw a ball around, or just have a little fun. David loved to go fishing with his brother, Doyle, as well as his sons, and made numerous memories on God’s waterways. David was a 32nd degree mason and was a devout Christian man. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrl Sadler, and his wife Charla Sadler. David is survived by son Josh and wife Jessica Sadler, of Temple, Texas, son Chase and wife Chaucie Sadler, of League City, Texas, brothers Doyle Sadler and Dan Sadler, sister Diane Elkins, former spouse Dayna Sadler and sons, Cody Lindley, Clay Lindley, and Casey Lindley. David had 10 grandchildren; Gracie, Jackson, Kennedy, Hudson, Jace, Gunnar, Colt, Jack, Maverick, and a new grand expected in March of 2024. Plans for a celebration of life are to be held Saturday, January 6th, 2024, at the Hawkins Fire Department from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.


  1. So sorry to hear this.David was a great man,father and friend to so many.My husband worked for David for many years doing construction and loved working with David.Josh and Chase went to school with my 3 sons and were 2 of the greatest young men we ever knew.Charla their mom was one of my best friends.The Sadler family has lost a monarch in David but God gained a very special Angel..We love you Josh and Chase..

  2. I truly hate to hear this. David was a good friend when we were raising our kids together, and a good coach to our son, Robert. He also helped us build our home in Mineola and put up with a lot out of me in that process! But he was a pretty easy going guy through it all. My heart goes out to both Josh and Chase. Never forget the good example he was to you guys and pass it on.

    Scott and Renee Songer
  3. David and I go way back
    We had a lot of fun in construction
    Saw our kids grow up together in school
    Man hate he is not around anymore

    Gerald Pemberton

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