June 30, 1956–March 28, 2021James Earl Setser “Jimmy” 64 of Joplin MO, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Mercy Hospital Joplin. He was born on June 30, 1956 in Pomona, California, to Paul and Marian
Jim’s career began in Los Angeles working for Vicente Foods retiring in 1992. After retirement
he relocated to Joplin, MO owned and operated “Call Jimmy’s” a successful property
maintenance business in addition to working as a Maintenance Technician for the State of
Missouri until his death. His careers included working in the ministry for 46 years, beginning
with the “Sammy Lee Gospel Singers” in California, they traveled the United States, singing the
Praises of God. Their ministry included engagements with churches, events, and organizations,
as well as worship leading and music ministry for Pastors and Evangelists. Jim had the
opportunity to be a Sponsor and Co-Host for the radio program “Make Mine Southern” with the
“Missourians and Friends” and hosted the “Four State Gospel Concerts”.
His interests included fishing, traveling, camping with his family, and singing with his
granddaughter Asia in church. To know the funny side of Jim is to know he loved to chase his
“honey”, hunting Sirenheads, if he wasn’t making us laugh he was asleep.
Survived by his wife of 19 years Deborah Hollis-Setser of Joplin, MO, his children Lori
McMullen (Chris) of Joplin, MO, Melissa Bebee (Chad) of Joplin, MO, Jonathan Huffman
(LeaAnn) of Joplin, MO, Jamie Setser of Joplin, MO. Grandkids; Dalton, Gus, Zack, Cade,
Allyssa, Joseph, Sidney, Asia, Cierra, Chloe, Casyn. Great Grandkids; Peyton and Gentrie. His
mother Marian Setser and sister Christine Moisant (Don) of Kansas City, MO. He also has
numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whom he loved. The newest addition to the
family was his pride and joy, Minnie Winnie.
Preceded in death by his late wife Sadie Kauwalu-Setser of 25 years, his grandparents, his father
Paul Setser, his sister Paulette and Annette Setser.
Graveside services will be on June 19th, 2021 at 11:00 am at Sterling Cemetery in Duenweg,
MO. For directions use 18105 Cedar Road Carthage MO, 64836 on maps. Take 249 Hwy to
Cedar Road head east to county road 180, the cemetery is on the south side.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roaring River State Park in care of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory.
Our family will be forever changed by you. We will miss you “Honey.”