Eric Alan Setters, better known to the world as Radar, was born on July 1, 1964 to Louise Copher Setters and the late Edwin Setters right here in Montgomery County. Eric graduated from Montgomery County High School in 1982, and immediately joined the United States Army. He attended Basic Training at Fort Benning, GA, and was later stationed at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. He was a member of Alpha Company, Old Guard, where he guarded The Tomb of the Unknown Solider, achieved the rank of SP4, and acted as squad leader. He was widely known to military brothers as, “Set” and often looked to for guidance and help getting into the local establishments.
After his discharge from the Army in 1988, he was employed at Walle Corporation for several years, before moving on to work for David H. Elliot. Eric, in his heart, was and will always be, a lineman. He worked the lines until 2016 when he medically retired.
Eric was a dedicated member of the Downtown Athletic Club and loved working out with his friends. He firmly believed you didn’t work Chest on Mondays because that’s what everyone did.
He attended the First Church of God in Mt. Sterling where he played and umpired for the softball team for many years. He loved all kinds of sports, but his true love was for the Dallas Cowboys, much to the dismay of his daughter.
Eric’s favorite way to travel, was his motorcycle. Any excuse to ride, and he was there. He loved the feeling of freedom, and of just generally, “doing his thing.”
He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Czaja, and her fiancé Brian Woeppel, of Brookline, NH; His Mother, “Miss” Louise Copher Setters of Mt. Sterling; His loving companion Julia Mansfield and her daughter Morghan Chandler; His Sister Donita Albright, her husband Frank, and their three children, Hannah, Jessica, and Nathan, of Elba, Alabama; His brother Doyle Setters of Bath County; His nephew Robert Levi Setters, as well as Robert’s children Braleyn and Kinslee; His beloved cat, Chloe, and dog, Maddie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Setters, as well as his grandparents on both sides, and his favorite cat, Charlie.
Eric leaves behind a legacy of love, humor, and good memories. In his memory, the family would like to encourage you to do any of his favorite past times – root for the Dallas Cowboys, go to the gym for at least two hours, enjoy a ride on your motorcycle, or help your friends when they call.
Instead of flowers, please send donations in his honor/memory to the Mt. Sterling First Church of God Softball Ministry, local animal shelters, the American Heart Association, and/or the National Kidney Foundation.
The family is working to plan a celebration of life, which will be held in the Spring. Detail to follow.
Arrangements are placed in the care of Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals.
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