Mr. William Anderson "Billy" Sadler

11/23/1950 - 02/01/2023


Mr. William Anderson “Billy” Sadler, age 72, of Ebony, died on Wednesday February 1, 2023 in his home. He was the long time owner and operator of the Ebony General Store. Billy was known for his friendliness and his trademark laugh, he never met a stranger. Billy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon W. Sadler of Ebony; his son, Dennis J. Sadler and his wife Shantelle of Ebony; his sister, Diana Parker and her husband Larry of La Crosse; his three brothers: Edward N. Sadler of White Plains, Kenneth D. Sadler and his wife Denise of White Plains and Michael J. Sadler and his wife Brenda of La Crosse and his “favorite” mother-in-law, Laura Whitlock, his grandchildren Andy Steele and Jazmyn Solomon both of Roanoke Rapids. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Nellie Sadler; his son, Andy Sadler and his sister, Mary Elizabeth Sadler. A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday February 5th at 2:00 P.M. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment to follow in Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 4:00 until 6:00 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Billy’s name may be made to the Tabernacle Cemetery fund, care of, T. Steve Jones, 507 Forest View Drive, Colonial Heights, VA 23834; the Ebony Volunteer Fire Department at 497 Robinson Ferry Road, Ebony, VA 23845 or to the Rehoboth United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 256, La Crosse, VA 23950. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Sadler family.

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  1. Tribute to Billy Sadler

    I met Billy in high school and attended classes with him when enrolled at Southside Virginia Community College. Billy and I later worked together at Star Value Supermarket in Lawrenceville, Va where he often talked about owning a convenience store. Well, Billy the entrepreneur opened Ebony General Store and never looked back. He was a tremendous manager, never met a stranger, and assisted anyone in need. Blessings to the family as Billy was a self made icon in Southside Virginia.

  2. Sharon, Dennis and family My sincere sympathy for your loss. Billy was one of a kind and and always will be remembered as part of Ebony. A great man, a great friend, and a wonderful soul
    I may you have much peace

  3. Until we meet again.

    With deepest sympathy to Sharon, Denise and all his family, the community of Ebony and his church family. So many friends will miss that smile , that laugh like none other. Billy spoke to me as Sandon’s and Brandon’s Mom which I cherished. His happy ways were spread throughout whom ever he came across. Now the Lords angels sing and play music for him. He as all of my loved ones in Christ will wait for us to join them, like the song we sang as children, I’ve got a home in glory land. I’m certain this is a hard time, may the hurt and tears fade away as His peace that passeth all understanding fills your hearts. May His love wrap you tightly and give you comfort. Love Susan

  4. In Loving Memory of The Sadler Family.So Very Sorry for your Loss and we will be Praying for the Sader Family.Alway Treasure your sweet Memory of your Father.He was very Kind heart we enjoy The Sadler Family at the Sadler Store in Ebony Va.Mr.Sadler will Truly Be Miss. Love you all Shirley Blackwell and The Powell Family.

  5. My condolences to Billy’s family. Billy was a really nice guy. I don’t think I ever saw him when he wasn’t smiling or laughing about something. I know he will be missed by not only his family but by the community as well. R.I.P. Billy.

  6. For Sharon and the entire Sadler family, I am profoundly sorry to hear of Billy’s passing.

    One of my fondest memories as a child was when we would all go and play “king of the mountain” at the old sawdust pile.

    His robust never failing laughter will be irreplaceable.

  7. Sending Love From the Clements Family

    On behalf of the entire Clements Family, I’d like to offer my deepest condolences. Growing up in the area meant meeting and enjoying the presence of Billy Sadler. When I was a child just old enough to spend my allowance, I had the pleasure of conversing with Billy. Every visit to Ebony General. Billy had a nickname for quite a few things. The hotdogs (fully dressed) or as he called them, hotdogs with the dish rag still sticks in my memories. When we needed gas, his famous question was if we needed some push water. His unique terminology, friendly conversations and big happy laughs have become some of my best memories. The one thing I’ll always treasure is that he and Sharon truly served the community with Ebony General. For that we’re all grateful.

    To Sharon, Dennis and the family…May you always remember and enjoy those memories shared with such a wonderful pillar in the community. May you allow every great story shared with you comfort you. May the peace you feel remind you that God’s love will come in the shape of hugs, messages, calls, and even laughter. We pray for you, Sharon during this difficult time in your life. Storms are difficult to face so may you know you won’t face them alone. From the Clements family to Sharon Sadler and Family, we send you warm hugs and prayers. ❤

    Lovingly Submitted,
    Shaunton L. Taylor

  8. There will some awesome laughter in Heaven now that Billy is there. Sharon and family you all in in my prayers and thoughts. May God comfort you and your family during these times. Just remember he has just gone home to Heaven!

  9. Sharon Dennis and the Sadler Family

    My condolences to Sharon Dennis. and the entire Sadler family. We all lost a friend who always made us laugh. My memories of Billy is that he loved his family he love to dance and he love to laugh. May we all learn from Billy to give each other a hug and enjoy life while we can.

  10. Mr. and Mrs.

    Sharon, and family, I am so sorry to hear about Billy but I immediately thought about the great reunion in heaven with Aunt Nell, Uncle Curt, Andy, Mary and so many others. There are hugs and laughter in heaven. I pray that happy memories will comfort you and give you peace in the coming days. Know that you are loved!

  11. Lineman from Mecklenburg Elec.Emporia district

    So sorry for your loss Billy,s laugh brought me so much joy while he was fixing my hot dogs.I told him once I wanted to take him to the movies and hear him light up the place.Prayers for comfort at this sad time.

  12. Billy was so much fun. We had fun at BHS and working together at Star Value. We had fun at pine lake and carefree weekends in high school. Always so great to see him and Sharon at Ebony General. He’s laugh was like no one else’s. He will continue to live through our memories and stories and tears and laughter. Sending peace and love to the family.

  13. Friend's Condolences

    So sorry to hear of your loss ….Billy was such a unique and friendly guy always with the gift of gab cemented to his personality….May God comfort this family and let you know your strength will come from Him ….May the wonderful memories you’ve shared help you to heal and find peace that Billy is now pain free …..My deepest sympathy and love to Sharon and family ❤🌹🙏🏽

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