Murphy Funeral Homes


John William Ewing Jr.

December 23, 1929March 17, 2021

John William Ewing, Jr., age 91, went home to be with the Lord on March 17, 2021. Beloved husband of Jane (Elizabeth Jane Hutchins Ewing) for almost 62 years, he is remembered as a wonderful father and grandfather, and as a faithful servant of God as a long-time member of the Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. John was born on December 23, 1929 in Warm Springs, Georgia and lived primarily in Atlanta for the first 34 years of his life. While there he served as a Corporal in the US Army, graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business administration from Georgia State University, and met the love of his life. He and Jane were introduced in Atlanta, and were married at Jane’s home church in Gainesville, Georgia on June 27, 1959. A very successful corporate career followed, with John working for 40 years for the HW Lay Company, Frito-Lay, and PepsiCo, serving in many senior positions in human resources after moving to Dallas in 1963. He retired in 1993 as Vice President of HR at PepsiCo. He was admired by his colleagues and staff throughout his career as a caring and exemplary leader, and a pioneer in his field. Perhaps John’s favorite avocation was mowing pastures at his ranch in North Texas. One of the family’s favorite images and memories of him is high atop his old Massey Ferguson tractor! John passed away peacefully at his second home in Arlington, Virginia, and is survived by wife Jane, children Mark Ewing (and wife Carla) and Carol (Ewing) Elliott (and husband Todd), grandchildren Clark, Blake, and Julia Elliott, and Claire and Myla Ewing. He was preceded in death by his parents, John William Ewing, Sr. and Thelma (McLendon) Ewing, his dear first cousin Sylvia Jordan Hunt, and infant grandson Lance William Ewing. A private family graveside service will be held in Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in John’s name to the Dallas Arboretum or the Park Cities Baptist Church General Fund.


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Eric Frische

March 30, 2021

Whenever I spent any time with John, I realized just how far I have to go to be as good a person as he was. I will always have him as an example to strive toward.

Muffet Frische

March 29, 2021

The world is a better place because of John Ewing; that is a fact. As we say, "He was one of the good ones" and will be missed by so many. He touched the lives of all who had the honor of knowing him. He spread kindness, unending support, and made everyone feel like family. One of my favorite memories was when he and Jane were attending the choir practices at Park Cities Baptist Church and he would text us with the "Joke of the Day" from the choir master from during the practice! They were such fun jokes, especially the ones around Christmas! It was so sweet of him to think of sharing those moments of joy with us, and we will always remember how he made us laugh! Also, we will always remember with fondness the dinners we had when our schedules and Jane and John's collided and we were all in Dallas at the same time. One of our favorite places to gather was Antonio's in Addison Circle. The wonderful conversations we shared over delicious dinners will remain as highlights in our lives. As we write, more and more memories surface that will live on as we recall the wonderful times we shared with him. John was the definition of a consummate gentleman, and we will always remember his sweet smile and how he lit up a room with it. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives and are so grateful. He taught us so much and is the person we aspire to be. Just today, I was trying to figure out how I could address certain situations as he would have. We miss you, Uncle John, so much already, but we know you are with the Lord. Rest in peace, and we will see you again one day. Until then,

With much love, respect, and honor,

Muffet & Eric Frische