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William Henry Setters

July 23, 1935 — May 14, 2021

William H. "Bill" Setters

July 23, 1935 - May 14, 2021

William Henry Setters, 85, of Longview passed away peacefully at home May 14th 2021.

He was born July 23, 1935, in Sprague, Wash., to Walter and Edith (Schell) Setters. Bill graduated from Castle Rock High School in 1945. He served in the Army from 1955 - 1957, earning the rank of Specialists 3. He served in the Army Reserves from 1957 - 1963, earning rank of Specialist 4.

Bill was originally a farmer who became a logger, but he found his calling as a longshoreman with ILWU Local 21 from 1967 to 1997. He was an active AA participant for more than 30 years, and a member of Journey Seventh-day Adventist Church, and ILWU Pensioners. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and loved watching football, especially the Cougars and Seahawks. He loved unconditionally, was generous, hard-working and witty.

He married Leeta B. Fowler in Kelso June 29, 1957. She preceded him in death. Also greeting him on the other side were his parents, Walter and Edith Setters; and a son, Mark A. Setters.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Tammy Setters of Longview; five grandchildren and their spouses, Justin and Lillian Setters and Jared Setters all of Longview; Savanna and Brandon Winsbury of Houston, Alaska, Amos Setters of Castle Rock, and Nicole Brempond of Vancouver, Wash; a sister Anna Edna Tinney of Sedro-Woolley, Wash; a brother, John Setters of Tifton, GA; four great grandsons; a great granddaughter; seven nieces and nephews; and many friends.

A memorial service is planned for 3p.m. June 13 at Journey Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1185 Westside Hwy., in Kelso. Pastor Rick New will officiate. He will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife, Leeta at Whittle-Hubbard Cemetery in Castle Rock.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Veterans Association, 4647 Forbes Blvd. Lanham, MD 20706 or https://amvets.org/.

Final arrangements were entrusted to Hubbard Funeral Home.

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