Obituary: Harold Sachs


Harold Sachs was born in the same small town where he will be laid to rest, but this gentle man touched the lives of people all over the world. Harold began life on his parents’ farm in Houston Alabama. His parents taught him his faith in God and the value of honesty, humility, and hard work- faith and values that accompanied him his whole life.

Harold‘s career in telecommunications began with installing telephone equipment and culminated as the Director of Major Accounts for Celestica Corporation. Harold had a unique ability to bring disparate people together, creating successful teams that benefited both his company and his customers.

It was this and other fine qualities, along with his deep love for the United States and the State of Alabama, that propelled him into the world of politics. He held many positions at the county and state level for the Republican party. After his retirement he pursued this second career full-time. His rise in the party was fueled by his staunch conservative beliefs and the integrity of his actions. He became the Chief of Staff for the Alabama GOP in 2011. He drove 150 miles round trip every day to serve the Republican cause for the people of this great state.

We could list all his professional and political accomplishments, but those don’t begin to describe this exceptional man. At his core he was lover of Christ; a dedicated and faithful servant. Christ’s light and love shined clear through this man to those around him. There are countless stories of how he advanced the love of Christ here on earth. He was a lover of family; his precious wife, daughters and grandchildren. His and wife Bonnie’s love story is simply beautiful. Fifty years of loving each other exactly the way God intended, unconditionally and without reservation. His children Dallas and Debbie were his pride and joy, but their gift, his grandchildren, were his whole world. Harold could be in a meeting with Congressmen and would still take a call from any of his grandchildren just because they needed to talk to their Poppy. He was lover of people in general; his humility and gentle nature making friends in all walks of life. To know Harold was to be his friend, and to be his friend was a special gift.

Harold was preceded in death by his loving parents Dallas and Esther Sachs and his brother-in-law Ronnie Nichols.

Leaving to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy is his best friend and other half, wife Bonnie (Nichols) Sachs; precious daughters Dallas and husband Kevin Baldwin, Debbie and husband Kenneth Alvis; and his priceless grandchildren Jake (Drew) Baldwin, Jud (Krista) Baldwin, Emee Baldwin, Tess and Bonnie Alvis. He also leaves his loving sister Dianne and husband Earl Estill; and brothers-in-law Jimmy (Donna), Tommy(Marilyn), Johnny(Zelma) and David (Melinda) Nichols.

The viewing will be held at Destiny Church, 566 County Road 1339, Cullman, AL Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. The service will be held at the church Friday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Houston, AL with Pastor Fred Rivers and Kevin Baldwin officiating.