March 23, 1934 - November 22, 2021
Owen Ray O.R. Setzer, 87, of Huntersville, died peacefully Monday, November 22, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. O.R. was born March 23, 1934, in Newton, N.C., the son of Owen Lee and Clara Caroline Settlemyer Setzer. In August of 1953, O.R. enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Vienna, Austria, before being honorably discharged in 1955. He enrolled and graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College after his service in the military. O.R. spent most of his life in and around Catawba County, N.C. with his wife, Jean, whom he married in 1957. After a 25-year career as a health inspector for the State of North Carolina, he and Jean made their home in the Charlotte area, living in Cornelius for the past 25 years. Anyone who knew O.R. knew that he enjoyed a few things in life – his family, a good laugh, and a good dessert. Known as Pappaw to his grandchildren, O.R. relished in the time he got to spend watching them grow into adults. He and Jean were avid travelers, visiting 49 states many times over through their post-retirement photography business, even returning to “Old Vienna” and other parts of Europe. Together, they were politically active and were champions for social justice. O.R. will be remembered for his kind spirit, unconditional acceptance of others, and his boisterous laugh. O.R. leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Jean, his daughter Lorae Lewchalermwong (Charlie) of Charlotte, N.C., son Britt Setzer (Maia) of Huntersville, N.C., grandchildren Amera Lewchalermwong (Joe), Mesa Lewchalermwong (Jarrett), Ben Setzer (Katherine), Joe Setzer, great-grandchildren Seneca and Ramsey, along with many other relatives and friends. There will be a small service for immediate family members only. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Novant Health Hospice, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233-3549. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Owen Ray O.R. Setzer, 87, of Huntersville, died peacefully Monday, November 22, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. O.R. was born March 23, 1934, in Newton, N.C., the son of Owen Lee and Clara Caroline Settlemyer Setzer. In August... View Obituary & Service Information
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