William "Billy" "Dewey" Harlow Ewing Jr., age 77, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg, WV.
Born on November 13, 1941, in Cranberry, WV, he was the son of William Harlow Ewing Sr. and Euphia Laura Moss Ewing.
He and his wife, Sandy, were members of the Pentecostal Church of Second Creek, WV, and the National Rifle Association (NRA). He worked at Eastern Associated Coal as a coal miner. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a passion for working in his yard, mowing grass and tending in his garden. He also enjoyed crafting and building. He loved and cherished his family and feared the Lord.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, William Harlow Ewing III and G.W. "George William" Ewing; sisters, Barbara Holman, Norma Hall, Shelvia Jean Higbee, and Janice Lou Tackett; brother, Roger Wayne Ewing; and his first wife, Helen Ewing.
Dewey is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sandy Burger Ewing; daughters, Barbara Hiser and Tracey Boggs (Denny); son, Brandon DePriest (Kelly); grandchildren, David Canaday Jr., Mandy Canaday, Micheala Boggs, Nathaniel Boggs, Kayli DePriest, Laney DePriest, and Harlow DePriest; great-granchildren, Kiera Canaday and Kamannee Canaday; sisters, Wilda Kay Radford and Debra Sue Harper; brother, Ronald Keith Ewing; several nieces and nephews; his cousin, Floyd Adkins; and his very close friends, Thom and Cheryl Bowman, George and Joyce Dauwell, Keith and Debbie Diem, Roy and Jennifer Young, Ron and Dana Cook, and George Simms and his staff at Simms Exxon Station.
A celebration of his life service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to express their gratitude and special thanks to the staff of the Peyton Hospice House and to Dr. Heather Ratliff and Dr. Robert Olexo for their care and compassion they provided.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4
1. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens, 2. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3. A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4. A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.
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Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Crematorium in Beckley, WV, has the honor of serving the family.
Obituary originally published in the August 14, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.