HICKORY William Jerry Rector, 84, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Trinity Ridge. Jerry was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Catawba County, the son of late William "Bill" Carson and Ella Bivens Rector. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Leisa Setzer. He was a member of Faith Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and fellowship leader for many years. His hobbies included woodworking, stain glass, and a collector of many different items. He was an employee of Hickory Daily Record for over 40 years, as a foreman of the composing room. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jolley Rector of the home; son, William Rick Rector and wife, Evie of Hickory; son-in-law, Allen Setzer of Hickory; granddaughters, Jenna Reed of Boone, Elisha Speagle and husband, Michael of Hickory; grandsons, Shea Setzer and friend, Gwynn Lail, Robert Setzer and wife, Chasity of Hickory, W.J. Rector and wife, Alyson of Bethlehem; great-grandchildren, Cassie, Katie, and Carlie Setzer, Dylan and Allison Speagle, Caroline Reed and Wyatt Rector; brother-in-law, Bobby Jolley and wife, Peggy of Conover; niece, Tamara Good and husband, Joe and their daughter, Haily of Maiden, and niece, Christy Telleysh and husband, Jim and their daughter, Lilli of Greensboro, and the love of his life baby dog, Princess Bella. A visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 22, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., at Hickory Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m., at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Harry Griffin officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to Faith Church, 204 19th Ave. SE, Hickory, NC 28602. Online condolences may be left at www.hickoryfh.com. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.

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