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John Howard "Buddy" Settlemire

John Howard "Buddy" Settlemire
  • December 27, 1934 - September 19, 2015
  • Louisville, Tennessee

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“I have many fond memories of my days working with John on the L&N Railroad and the Family Lines, then the Seaboard Systems and finally on the CSX! ...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: James E. Williamson, Jr. - TN

“Our lives have been greatly enriched just by knowing this kind, sweet man and his family. Heaven is sweeter now that he has arrived. His singing...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Billie and Tony Metler - TN

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kristen Case - Seymour, TN

“Dear Doug & Becky,I'm so sorry for your loss and hope you and your family will be comforted by many wonderful memories. Take care,Lisa Beal ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Settlemire had already retired when I went to work on the KD Subdivision. Stories of him were still live and well when I worked in this...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Ken Goff - Vancleave, MS


John H. "Buddy" Settlemire, age 80, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. Buddy was a 1953 graduate of Alcoa High and was a retired Railroad Conductor from CSX formerly L & N Railroad. He loved farming, fishing, traveling, and playing Rook. He attended Cornerstone Fellowship Church where he loved to sing in the choir. Buddy was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was the son of the late Charles and Margaret Settlemire. Preceded also by his wife and love of his life, Myrtle Ann Settlemire; sister, Peggy Crabtree, and brother, Charles David Settlemire. Survivors include his Sons and Daughters-in-law, David and Kay Settlemire, Doug and Becky Settlemire, all of Louisville, and Dwane and Jeannie Settlemire of Spring Hill, TN; Grandchildren and their spouses, Autumn and Nate Suranofsky of Knoxville, Dustyn Settlemire, Megan and Justin Denny, and Jonathan Settlemire, all of Louisville, Dylan Settlemire and Jessica Settlemire of Spring Hill, TN; Great Grandchildren, Weston Denny, and soon to arrive, Baby Suranofsky; Sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Robert Rowland of Louisville; Many special friends, nieces, nephews, and other family also survive. A Celebration of Buddy's Life will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2015 in the Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Phillip Marshall and Rev. Gordon Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 6:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in Buddy's name to the Louisville Town Hall or to Relay For Life. Arrangements and guestbook, Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com