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rv-pro.com May 2021 • RV PRO • 37 general manager after Setzer's son left the business. The founder told Morris he wanted her to own it someday, so Setzer put it in his will that she could purchase it when he died. "At some point my mother said, 'You know, if I'm going to work this hard, I'd like to own it now.' So, they came to an agreement and she bought it in the '80s," says Butler, who also remembers Morris wanted her to consider a job at the dealership. "My husband is a dentist and, in the beginning, when we were struggling, I asked her what I would do if I came to work for her," according to Butler. "She said, 'You'd do whatever I told you – and you'd do it right.' Eventually, I did it, and then I bought the dealership when she was ready to retire." And now there is another daughter waiting to take the reins when the time is right: "I do have a daughter here, Amy Parson, and she has done a lot of title work, and then she was a finance manager for quite a few years," Butler says. "She had a baby, and when she came back, I said, 'You're going to learn my job so that someday, I won't have to be here.'" Learning to Be a Jack of All Trades Reflecting upon her own start at the dealership in 1983, Butler says she handled a variety of office tasks, from title work The present site of Setzer's World of Camping in Huntington, W. Va., was part of a 24-acre parcel Butler purchased 20 years ago. Butler is pictured with veteran Parts Manager Herb Seay (center), and Service Manager Matt Parsons, who is Butler's son-in-law.

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