Joshua Dean Setzer

joshua setzer
Asheville ~ Joshua Dean Setzer, eight month old infant son of Jeremy Dean Setzer and Kimberley Toland Setzer, passed away Friday, June 11, 2004 in Memorial Mission Hospital. In addition to his parents, survivors include maternal grandparents, James and Wannetta Birdsill of Sheridan, Montana and Lindy and Janet Toland of Martinsburg, West Virgina; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Judy Setzer of Lugoff, South Carolina and two sisters, Avery Lynn Setzer and Anna Grace Setzer of the home. Joshua touched the lives of all who knew him. Although his time here was short, his impact on our church and community was eternal. The outpouring of love and faith has been beyond belief. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 5:00 PM at Biltmore Baptist Church with Rev. Ian Walker officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:30 - 4:30 at the church. Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes 976 Haywood Road., Asheville, NC 28806 or to the Carquest Charitable Foundation, 2635 E. Millbrook Road., Raleigh, NC 27604. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road is in charge of arrangements. A memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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  1. I would like to express my sympathy to the parents. I can not imagine the greif, but I know that God will embrace you and grant you comfort. Please know that My family will keep you in our prayers and I pray for peace for you and your family.

  2. I just received the Lugoff paper today (6/21/04) with the obituary of little Joshua. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you guys and will pray for all of you during your time of loss.
    We know Jeremy very well because his dad and my husband worked together at Builders Transport, Inc. in Camden.
    My home town is Asheville, N. C. and I had no idea that you guys were living there.
    Once again we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

  3. Our deepest sympathy and love goes out to you at this difficult time. God knows what your pain feels like and He will sustain you. Your young man Joshua did more on this earth during his short time here than many of us do in an entire lifetime. May you feel the peace of God as He embaces you. We are praying for you and the family.
    Love, Bill and Sharon Moody

  4. I know Joshua is an angel because even in the middle of the night, a glow would shine from his face. Kim and Jeremy: you are the most wonderful parents! Thank you for allowing me to love and care for your son; he touched my heart in so many ways as did you! Hug those girls…they are also angels…just look into those blue eyes!
    Love you all,

  5. Just wanted you to know I am praying for you and your family. If you need anything, please let me know.

  6. When God calls little children to dwell with him above, We mortals sometimes question the wisdom of his love. For no heartache compares with the death of one small child, Who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild. Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to his fold, so he picks a rosebud before it can grow old. God knows how much we need them, and so he takes but few, To make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try, The saddest word mankind knows will always be ‘goodbye’. So when a little child departs, we who are left behind, Must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find. I lost a child, it is a devastating tragedy. This poem comforted me, and I hope it will comfort your family. I am sorry for your loss.

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