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November 28, 2023

Mark Eric Setzer

Mark Eric Setzer, 57, of Hickory, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

He was born February 19, 1961, son of Ben and Lorene Whisnant Setzer.

Eric loved coaching his kids’ ball team. He enjoyed fishing, watching golf, and all sports. His previous occupation was co-owner of Hickory Printing Service of Hickory. Most recently, he was the full time caregiver of his parents.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include a son, Ashley Setzer and wife Brittany of Mooresboro; a daughter, Nikki Icard and husband Jason of Taylorsville; his girlfriend, Patty Travis; four grandchildren, Cloey, Kendra, Lucas, and Emma; two sisters, Caron Tucker and husband Michael of Granite Falls, and Terri Cook and husband David of Bethlehem; two brothers, Tim Setzer and wife K.C. of Taylorsville, and Michael Setzer and wife Christy of Taylorsville; a number of nieces and nephews; and his dog, “Wolfie”.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at Friendship Lutheran Church, Taylorsville. Rev. Greg Yeager will officiate. The family will meet and greet following the service in the Family Life Center. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

Mackie Funeral Home of Granite Falls is serving the family.

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