John Morgan Settle, Jr.

  • Born: June 15, 1933
  • Died: April 2, 2018
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family

Entered into eternal rest on April 2, 2018, John Morgan Settle, Jr., husband of the late Beverly Ann Jackson Settle of Charleston, SC.The relatives and friends of Mr. John M Settle, Jr. are invited to attend his funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at St Philip's Church. Interment, Magnolia Cemetery. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the residence of his daughter. The family will receive friends Thursday at J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.John was born on June 15, 1933, the only child of Dr. John Morgan Settle, Sr. and Kathrine Bickley Settle. He attended Porter Military Academy, graduated from The High School of Charleston in 1951 and graduated from The Citadel in 1955. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and entered Pre-Flight School at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas. He completed Primary Flight School in Kinston, North Carolina, graduated from Basic Flight School and received his Wings in May, 1957. He entered Advanced All Weather Jet Fighter Interceptor School. When he graduated from this school, he remained in the Air Force as a Jet Fighter Interceptor Pilot assigned to the 76th F.I.S., flying the F-89 Scorpion. He left the Air Force in 1959 to return to Charleston.He began his banking career at Home Federal Savings and Loan of Charleston in 1959, becoming Chief Executive Officer, President and Managing Officer in 1977. After the Bank was sold in 1992, he helped start a new state chartered bank, Community FirstBank of Charleston, now CresCom Bank, and served as its first President. He held a number of positions in the banking industry, including serving on the South Carolina League of Savings Institution's Board, Chairman of the South Carolina League of Savings Institutions, and representing South Carolina as a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.John's many civic activities included serving as Chairman of the Charleston County March of Dimes, The United Way Budget Board, the United Way Fund Campaign, The College of Charleston Foundation Fund Drive, Colonial Commons and Ashley River Embankment Committee for the City of Charleston, the Charleston Development Board, Junior Achievement Fund Drive, Commissioners of Pilotage for the Port of Charleston, Charleston Development Board Foundation and Bishop Gadsden Development Committee; he was President of the Charleston Speech and Hearing Clinic, the United Way, Family Services of Charleston, Greater Charleston Safety Council, Ashley Hall School Board of Trustees, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Chapter of the Air Force Association; and he served as a member of the Charleston County Bicentennial Committee, Charleston Area Transportation Study Citizens Advisory Committee, Wadmalaw Land Planning Committee, Roper Foundation Board, Best Committee for Redevelopment of the Naval Base and Shipyard and The Citadel Trust.He was a member and past Commodore of the Carolina Yacht Club and the Sea Island Yacht Club and a member of the Agricultural Society. He was a member of St. Philip's Church.John is survived by a son, John M. Settle III and his wife, Jill; a daughter, Elizabeth W. Settle and a son, Pearce W. Settle; his grandchildren, Legare, Rebecca, Eugenia, Ella Gray, John and Owens; his niece, Sally Holcombe Templeton; his sister-in-law, Carol Jackson Moore and several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to express special thanks to the Bishop Gadsden Community for its loving support and care.Memorial contributions may be made to, St Philip's Church, 142 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401; Ashley Hall, 172 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 or The Citadel Trust, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I have been reminded of your father's passing a year ago. He was so important to me in my life's work in public relations. John sat on the Board at Ashley Hall when I returned to Charleston after college (1970 grad) and 10 years after that (1980) - at the time my father had a stroke and I moved home permanently to be with my parents. Ashley Hall was looking for her first Director of Development and your Dad helped me to get that wonderful job. It led to a lifetime of working in public relations of various sorts. Much love to all of you and the memories of a great man and family!

Cousin Dee Dee

Posted by Deirdre (Dee Dee) Squires - Saint Joseph, MO - Family   April 01, 2019

Beth, John, and Pearce:

I am so sorry not to have been with you all at the time of your father's passing. He was a great man and will be missed by family and community for all his good works. Your Mom and Dad were always so kind and caring to me and we shared so much fun always during the Christmas season singing together!

My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families at this time.

Much love, Dee Dee

Posted by Deirdre (Dee Dee) Geraty Squires - Saint Joseph, MO - Family   April 08, 2018

John and Beth,
I was sorry to hear about your father's death. I remember him from the bank. He was always very friendly and had a smile for everyone. I hope that the peace of the lord is with you and your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Riddell Perry - Mount Pleasant, SC   April 07, 2018

Rest In Peace Uncle John. What laughter and joy always brought to us. You will be greatly missed & are dearly loved.
Love & prayers to you all.

Posted by Neyle Froh - Fort Worth, TX - Family   April 05, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go to the family during this time of bereavement. John was a great banker and a great friend. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the funeral as I will be out of town. Please let me know if I can be helpful.

Posted by John M. River, Jr. - Charleston, SC   April 05, 2018

John, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Know that you and your family will be in my special thoughts and prayers. Love, Laraine (aka Ladybug)

Posted by Laraine Caldwell - Nashville, TN - Friend   April 05, 2018

My condolences to the family.

Posted by Bob Mullen - Mount Pleasant, SC - Acquaintance   April 05, 2018

John, Beth and Pearce...So sorry to hear about your dad. I have such great memories of your parents. Heaven has gained another angel...
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fondly, Tory

Posted by Tory Davis Champion - spartanburg, SC   April 05, 2018

I'm so heart broken to hear of Big John's passing. We loved your family so much and cherished all our memories spent on the Island with your family. All our Love,
Tracy and Patty Franklin

Posted by Tracy Franklin - Roy, UT - Family   April 04, 2018

Beth, I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. What an exemplary life he led, he exemplifies what we should all aspire to. His public service was truly extraordinary. my very best wishes, Anne Pitcher

Posted by Anne Pitcher - Ann Arbor, MI   April 04, 2018

Very sorry for your loss. John & Beverly Ann were lifelong close friends & I will miss both.
You are in my prayers.

john hope

Posted by john hope - wad isl, SC - Friend   April 04, 2018

Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew you father was a pilot and the list goes on. I know you and your family will miss him dearly. Thinking of you. Tish

Posted by Tish Solomon - Charleston, SC   April 04, 2018


Mr. Settle was a wonderful man. He will be remembered fondly by many.

Posted by A friend   April 04, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss John and Jill. Lifting you all up in prayer. Love Sully

Posted by Sully Witte - Mount Pleasant   April 04, 2018

May the Good of all comfort be with the family and friends in their time of sorrow.

Posted by K S    April 04, 2018