James Howard Setzer, 84, of Statesville, N.C., passed away at Maple Leaf on August 28, 2021. James was born in Iredell County on January 24, 1937, to the late Howard Ellis Setzer and Mamie Miller Setzer.
He was married to Flora Marie Prillaman Setzer 52 years. James served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Blythe Development. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife and parents, James was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Setzer; brother, Kelly Setzer; and granddaughter, Sarah Austin.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Setzer and wife Emma; a daughter, Angela Austin and husband Darin; one brother, Tom Setzer; and one sister, Jeanette S. Goforth all of Statesville. Five grandchildren, Lucas Setzer, James Setzer, Kelley Morrell, Matthew Austin ( Kelsey), and Ellie Austin, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service will be conducted at Bethel United Methodist Church on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 11 a.m. Pastor Ann Tavenner will officiate, and the family will receive friends following the service. The body will lie in state at Chapman Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to Bethel United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Fund, 168 Lookout Dam Road, Statesville, NC 28677.
Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family.