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John Morgan Settle, Jr.
  • Memorial contributions may be made to:
  • St. Philip's Church
    142 Church Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • Memorial contributions may be made to:
  • Ashley Hall School
    172 Rutledge Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • Memorial contributions may be made to:
  • The Citadel Trust
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409

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“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...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Deirdre (Dee Dee) Geraty Squires - MO

“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....Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Riddell Perry - Mount Pleasant, SC

“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. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Neyle Froh - Fort Worth, TX

“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...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: John M. River, Jr. - Charleston, SC

“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 ...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Laraine Caldwell - Nashville, TN

“My condolences to the family. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Mullen - Mount Pleasant, SC

“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...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Tory Davis Champion - spartanburg, SC

“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....Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tracy Franklin - Roy, UT - Family

“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...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Anne Pitcher - Ann Arbor, MI

“Very sorry for your loss. John & Beverly Ann were lifelong close friends & I will miss both. You are in my prayers.john hope ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: john hope - wad isl, SC - Friend

“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. ...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Tish Solomon - Charleston, SC

“Mr. Settle was a wonderful man. He will be remembered fondly by many. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss John and Jill. Lifting you all up in prayer. Love Sully ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sully Witte - Mount Pleasant

“May the Good of all comfort be with the family and friends in their time of sorrow. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: K S


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 ... READ MORE →