Family of Lebanon couple killed in explosion release statement - WKRN News 2

Family of Lebanon couple killed in explosion 'grateful' for support

Posted: Updated: Feb 23, 2014 02:28 PM
Jon Setzer, 74, was killed after a package exploded at his Lebanon home.  His wife Marion, 72, died two days later. Jon Setzer, 74, was killed after a package exploded at his Lebanon home. His wife Marion, 72, died two days later.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The elderly Lebanon couple killed in an explosion last week will be laid to rest Saturday.

Jon Setzer, 74, died after a package exploded inside his home February 10.  His wife Marion, 72, died of her injures two days later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Visitation was held at 9 a.m. at Nashville's First Church of the Nazarene with a memorial service at Noon.

The public was welcome to attend.

Family of Jon and Marion released a statement Saturday morning regarding the recent tragedy. It read:

"The family is overwhelmingly grateful for the outpouring of love they have received in the midst of this tragedy. The calls, emails, messages, meals, visits, and most of all prayers have been a tremendous source of strength and a constant reminder of the kind of love that we all learned from Jon and Marion, our beloved parents, grandparents, and friends. They shined the light of Christ onto everyone around them and our hope is that others will be inspired along with us to continue their journey of illustrating the love of Christ."

The couple's son-in-law, 49-year-old Richard Parker, was charged with their murders.

He plead not guilty on February 18 and is due in court April 8.

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