Rayon was born to Essie May Jacoway and Willard Sadler on March 1. 1940 in Dardenelle, Arkansas. He later moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas and enlisted into the military on January 27, 1961.
After receiving basic combat training at Fort Hood Texas. Rayon was assigned to Fort Sam Houston Brook Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio, Texas in February 1961 where he attended Combat medical school.
In April of 1961, Rayon was transferred to the 210th General Dispensary in Kitzingen, Germany, where he served as a combat Medic and ambulance driver. Rayon return in 1963 to 3/30th Artillery 1st Calvary Division Fort Sill Oklahoma where he served as a Combat Medic.
Rayon return in 1963 to 3/30th Artillery 1st Calvary Division Fort Sill Oklahoma where he served as a Combat Medic. On December 21, 1965, Rayon deployed with the 3/30th 1st Calvary Division Deployed to (USARPAC-RVN). After one year of service on December 10, 1966, Rayon was assigned to (BAMC) Brook Army Medical Center.
February 1968 to September 1969, Rayon served with the 1st Infantry Division in the Republic of Vietnam. Staff Sergeant (E-6), Rayon Sadler, of the United States Army, served during the Vietnam Era from 1961-1974.
Rayon "Rayonie" Sadler is well loved and received by his family and friends. Rayon touched many with his charm, his breathtakingly handsome smile, his jokes, and his positive outlook on life. He loved the art of fishing, wildlife and was a huge fan of R&B, jazz, and gospel music. He was very spiritual and has a close, personal relationship with God. He loved to travel the world and sought knowledge daily. He lived a life that most could only dream of. He was an amazing father to his children, the best brother you could ever ask for and a favorite uncle and grandfather to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Rayon was preceded in death by Willard Sadler (father), Essie Mae Hill (mother), several siblings and 1 great-granddaughter. Rayon is survived by his four children, Kala Shynea (Curtis) Keno Sadler (conceived with Mary Keno), Keisha Sadler- Davis, Angela Clark, and Rayon Sadler II (conceived with Nettie Mae Williams). His surviving siblings are Georgia Mae Pollard, Loye Anderson, Nacola Alston, LD Wilson, Viola Williams, Luther Wilson, Shirley Wilson, Mary Hill, Patricia Murray, Doris Bass, Lula Barnes, Frances Deloris Jordan, and Gerald Sadler. His surviving grandchildren are Montre'Nique Bell, K'Zion Arce, Teunice Curtis, Alexandria Henderson, T'Kaila Curtis, Anthony Clark II, Toney Curtis, T'One Curtis, and Darling-Monreaux Sadler and six amazing great-grandchildren.
Rayon will truly be missed and we can only hope to meet another gentle spirit like his in this lifetime again
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