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James Ray "Jimmy" Setliff
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Obituary for James Ray "Jimmy" Setliff

James Ray “Jimmy” Setliff, Sr., 80, of Danville, Va., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 23, 1937, in Danville, Va. to the late Leonard J. and Mabel Pruitt Setliff. He cherished his loving wife, Joyce Willis Setliff, and would have celebrated 60 years together with her this July. He was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after many years of service.

Mr. Setliff was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, serving his community as a volunteer fireman at Riverbend Fire Dept., and was an active member of Ferry Road Friends Church where he served as an elder and head of house and grounds. Mr. Setliff proudly served his country in the US Army for 4 years. He was also a member of Puquoson Tribe 124 Improved Order of Redmen.

Mr. Setliff is survived by his wife, Joyce Setliff; one sister, Barbara Fowler (J.R.); sons, Jay Setliff (Rachel), Jeff Setliff (Jo); daughters, Jan Quinn (John), and Jennifer Setliff Leeper; as well as grandchildren, Jordan Setliff, Jessie Motley (Jacob), Jeffrey Setliff (Heather), Katie Long (Drew), Sgt. Austin Quinn (Courtney), and Greysen Leeper. He also leaves behind two great-grandsons, Lucas Shelton and Carter Curtis.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Ferry Road Friends Church, Riverbend Vol. Fire Dept., or the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, with Rev. Arnold Faw officiating. Interment will follow with military rites at Mt. View Cemetery in Danville, Va.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Setliff family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Celebration of Life




11:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details


Mt. View Cemetery

400 Robertson Avenue
Danville, VA 24541

Memorial Contribution

Ferry Road Friends Church

741 Ferry Road
Danville, VA 24541

Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department

821 Ferry Rd
Danville, VA 24541

Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, Inc.

223 Riverview Drive, Suite J
Danville, VA 24541

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