October 1, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 11:00 AM Concord United Methodist Church
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10 - 11am
Richard Lee “Rick” Ewing, 62, of Urbana passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011 in his residence.
He was born June 5, 1949 on the Urbana Monument Square, the son of William J. and Dorothy Joy (Swisher) Ewing.
Rick was a 1969 graduate of Urbana High School. He served his country in the Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant for 11 years. He was employed at Drackett for 23 1/2 years and was employed with the Urbana City Schools for 6 years. In 1986 Rick was a board member of Champaign County Teen Center, “The Deck”. He was a former secretary of the Urbana Jaycees.
He is survived by wife, Rosemary (King) Ewing of 42 years in marriage; his son Mark (Lori) Ewing of Pasadena, TX; his granddaughter, Yasmine Ewing, his grandson, Alexander Ewing; his foster brothers, Ronald (Darlene) Griffith of Huntsville, OH and Roger (Pam) Griffith of Mechanicsburg, OH; step brothers, Raymond (Janelle) Rice of Columbus, OH, Kenneth (Carole) Rice of Urbana, OH and Douglas Rice of Urbana, OH; his sisters, Pamela Ferst of Columbia, S.C. and Lisa Parsons of Columbus; his step-sister Teresa Wadelle of Urbana.
He is preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Lois (Ridder) Ewing;
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 in the Concord United Methodist Church with Pastor Wayne Engle officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s name to the Concord United Methodist Church, 2963 N. St. Rt. 560, Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.