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Thomas "Tom" Henry Settlemyre

September 27, 1946 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 71)
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Thomas “Tom” Henry Settlemyre, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Mountain Ridge Health and Rehabilitation in Black Mountain.  A native of Catawba County, Tom was born on September 27, 1946 to the late Russell and Myrtle Bolick Settlemyre.  He was a 1964 graduate of Hickory High School and afterward attended CVCC.  He was retired from Drexel Heritage as the Facilities Engineer.  As a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Marion, Tom served on the Church Council and with the United Methodist Men and Men’s Bible Study.  His participation in community affairs was prolific as well, serving on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, as Secretary of the Glenwood Ruritan Club, on the Lenoir-Rhyne Parents Council, and as a volunteer at Hospice of McDowell County where he actually designed the sign used there.


His love for his family was obvious as he enjoyed nothing better than being there with his sons during go-kart races when they were young or having the patience of Job as he taught his daughter Robin to pitch fast-pitch softball and to drive a stick shift.  He loved his grandchildren immensely, and especially loved attending their ball games and playing golf with his grandson Josh.  Tom was well-respected, had many friends, and was loved by all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed.


Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of almost 47 years. Elaine Bolick Settlemyre of the home; three children, Neil Settlemyre and wife Lisa of Old Fort, Robin Settlemyre Creson and husband Mitchell of Marion, Kyle Settlemyre and wife Michele of Marion; one brother Larry Settlemyre and wife Barbara of Cary, six grandchildren, Josh Settlemyre and wife Kaitlin, Taylor Settlemyre, Hannah Settlemyre, Shelby Settlemyre, Mattie Creson, and Sadie Creson; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Warren Owens officiating.  The family will receive friends in the church parlor from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Inurnment in the church columbarium will take place immediately following the memorial service.  Memorials may be made to the church Emergency Fund at 176 Robert Street, Marion, NC 28752.  








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