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William "Bill" R. Setliff October 3, 1932 - September 11, 2023

Born: Monday Oct 3, 1932

Died: Monday Sep 11, 2023

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William “Bill” Roosevelt Setliff, 90, of Eden, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, September 11, 2023 at his daughter’s home.

A funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden with burial to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm Friday, September 15, 2023, at Fair Funeral Home.

Mr. Setliff was born October 3, 1932 in Draper, NC, to J.E. and Fannie Glenn Setliff. He retired from Duke Power in 1988 after 37 years. He was a volunteer fireman for Draper Fire Department and was voted Draper Fireman of the year in 1968.

Mr. Setliff also served in the National Guard from 1952 to 1955. He was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church where he served in many positions and was voted “Father of the Year” in 1989. He was very active in his community, serving in the Y’s Men’s Club, Fireman’s Relief Fund, United Way Committee, and Board of Trustees of the Red Cross. He was also a certified EMT, and Instructor for Red Cross and Rockingham Community College. Mr. Setliff was also a member of the Tri-City Rescue Squad and served as Chief for 8 years.

He was a member of Habitat for Humanity and a member of The Fieldcresters Quartet. They released 2 albums and their music was telecast throughout NC, Virginia, and Tennessee.
Mr. Setliff is survived by his 4 children, Teresa Walker of Eden, Charles Setliff of Reidsville, Sandra Chambers of Eden, and Tim Setliff (Donna) of Reidsville, special “adopted” son, Lanney Gilley of Shallotte, and special “adopted” daughter, Vicki Barrow Gibson of Reidsville.

“Poppa”, as he was called, was also survived by 7 grandchildren, Jeremy (Lisa), Josh (Crystal), Lori (Bryan), Lynn (Corey), Stephen (Tracy), Leslie (Bryan), and Matt. He has 23 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Bobby Setliff (Linda) of Longs, SC.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Setliff was preceded in death by his loving wife, Polly, and grandsons, Charles Setliff, Jr. and Raymond “Marty” Rutledge, daughter-in-law, Angela Carpenter Setliff, son-in-law, David Chambers, brothers, Frank, Paul, and Gene, and sisters, Ruby and Pauline.

The family wishes to thank the special nurses and aides of Hospice of Rockingham County and Dr. Paul Sasser.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spray United Methodist Church, PO Box 690, Eden, NC 27289, and to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Teresa, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know your heart hurts. We both had great dad's and it's so very very hard to let them go. But just know you will see him again and he will be so happy. Love to you and your family and may God give you peace and strength  during this time. Love to you. Martha Corum

Martha Corum

Loved you MUCH,  Poppa Bill. You & your family & my family were all 1 family down in Draper & loved each other MIUCH.  I will never forget you & Ms. Polly. I'm sure you will be one of God's favorites & Ms Polly, also.  Little Miss Gracie sends her love.



Vicki Gibson

So sorry to hear about your loving daddy. My sister sure did love him, as he did her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Alice Mcbride

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. 

Linda Overby Wilson
Charles, so sorry to hear of your Dad passing. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Archie & Debbie
Archie Smart


I am so sorry for your loss. You have really been through alot and I have you in my prayers,



Betty Ann Vernon

Teresa, Sandra and Family,  I am so sorry for your loss.  No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. Love to you both.

Evelyn and Mike

Evelyn Hart

Prayers for Tim and the rest of the family.

Van Johnson

Van Johnson

Lynn, what a life of service and love! You are blessed with a good example. Your many contributions and acts of service continue his legacy. May you, his family, and community find comfort in a future made better because he lived. Sincere condolences. -- Myra Setliff Booth Reece

Myra Reece

Sorry to hear about your loss God bless you all prayers 🙏 for the family 

Roger Griffin

Sandra,  so very sorry to hear about your sweet daddy.  He was a great friend and I will always remember him.  The time that I spent with him as a member of the Fieldcrest Quartet left me with wonderful memories.  I can still hear him singing,  " I Should have Been Crucified "  That was his number 1 solo song and we joined in after his solo.  I know that he is in Heaven with Polly and David and all who have gone on before him.  The Heavenly Choir has a new member.  I am praying for all of you. Please take comfort through our Lord and Savior. JESUS CHRIST.  He can give that Peace that surpasses all understanding.  Stay close to the Lord.  I love you and I am right here praying.  God bless you today and every day.   Love,  Naomi.  John 14:27

Naomi Gullickson

Tim, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing   You all really made your dad's service so very special by having the music from your dad's own recordings.  Please know you are in our prayers.  Greg & Sandy Lester

Gregory Lester

Dear Teresa, Charles and family..... I'm so very sorry for your loss!!! Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!!!! May God give you comfort and peace today!!!  💞

Micki Neal

Hugs to Sandra. My condolence to the family. My mother's birthday is also October 3rd she will be 90.  🙏 Your Father was a special man. 🕊️🕊️🕊️

Cheryl Taylor

Sandra, Charles, Timmy and family - Sorry for the loss of your father. May God give you peace today and in the days to come. You are in our thoughts.

Frankie and Lisa Gover

Frankie and Lisa Gover

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