Columbus Sadler

Columbus Wade "Candy Man" Sadler

Sunday, February 28, 1937 - Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Columbus Wade “Candyman” Sadler, 84, departed this life on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Kingston of Vermilion. He was born February 28, 1937 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Wilbert Sadler and Helen (nee: Green) Thompson. Peep (aka Pete) as he was known, relocated to Sandusky at a young age with his mother, and was enrolled in Sandusky City Schools. He left Sandusky High School early to join the United States Marine Corps.

After his service years, Pete was employed with Farrell Cheek and the U.S. Steel Mill. He was an avid lover of cars. Pete loved fishing daily with his Sister-Cousin Cat and listening to his favorite Blues music. He was known for his style and swag being dressed from head to toe in his suits and furs, which he loved as much as dancing. He was the greatest storyteller of days-gone-bye.

Pete is survived by his daughter, Donna Herrin and special son-in-law Kevin “Catfish” Herrin, Sandusky, son, Kevin (LaShawn) Huff of Lorain, Step-son, Michael “Mike” Culbertson, Sandusky. Seven grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; Special Cousins, Cathreen Jones, and Sylvester (Kym) Green, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; Special friends, Henry Moore, Adele Brown, and Helen Buriss.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Douglas Thompson; Sister, Marian Ralph Abrams; significant cousins, James “Jimmy” Green, George Brownlee, and David Jones; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12 P.M. Noon, in Toft Funeral Home and Crematory, 2001 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. Eulogist is Minister Howard Carr of Harvest House, Sandusky. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 13th, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, March 13th, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Toft Funeral Home & Crematory
    2001 Columbus Avenue
    Sandusky, OH 44870
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 13th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, March 13th, 2021 12:00pm
    Toft Funeral Home & Crematory
    2001 Columbus Avenue
    Sandusky, OH 44870
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Marilyn Patterson (Helen Burriss and family)

Posted at 07:07pm
When Uncle Pete came home to Anderson, His visits were always welcomed. The family looked forward to that big smile and the swagger he had. He always brought life to the family gatherings. We loved hearing that raspy voice say: "THAT'S RIGHT BABY" Yes he is gone but he will forever remain in our hearts. We love you family and praying for you as the days go by. 💕💕

Tracy Holly and family

Posted at 09:46pm
To Kevin Huff, Our condolences to you and your family. During this time of loss, may you find comfort in your memories.
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Posted at 03:36pm
“Pete” and I became friends in our teens. He was always fun to be around. In my adulthood, we didn’t see each other that often, but we just picked up from where we left it the last time we saw each other🥲 RIP Pete🙏🏽

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