OBITUARY

Chris William Ewing

October 7, 1958October 5, 2021

Christopher William Ewing, 62, passed away on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 am to noon at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 10th from 5:00-7:00pm at Jumonville Farms, 13592 Ventress Road, Ventress (New Roads), LA 70783. Christopher was born on October 7th, 1958 in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Charles Earl “C.E.” Ewing and Mary Frances Pfost Ewing. Chris devoted his life to God and family and loved them above all else. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Karen Cook Ewing, his daughters Fran Ewing Hitt and Riley Ewing, son-in-law John Tucker Hitt, and grandson John Tucker Hitt, Jr. Chris is the youngest of six sibilings, Charles “Sandy” Ewing III and wife Charlotte, Katherine Ewing and husband Bruce Goodman, Tim Ewing and wife Kay, Hope O’Quin and husband Greg, Robin Ewing and wife Suzanne. If you had the pleasure of meeting Chris, you already know that he will not be easily forgotten. He made a lasting impression on everyone he came in contact with. After marrying the love of his life, he built a successful business, raised two amazing daughters, and showed them the world. He celebrated life and friendships every day. But his greatest joy was the arrival of his grandson. When little Tucker Hitt, Jr. wins The Masters, Chris’ legacy will be complete. His life was as rich and full as the food he loved to cook. No one put more effort into feeding and entertaining people than he did. He was the life of the party, a gifted story teller, and the funniest one in the room at all times. If you met Chris, you knew about his love for golf and/or horses in about 5 minutes and were likely to find him on either the golf course or at the racetrack. He took his last breath in the place he worked so hard to build, surrounded by guys who called him boss as well as friend. A place he poured his heart into and built from the ground up. He worked hard so he could live the life he dreamed of, then actually lived the dream. Chris taught us to be bold, stand firm in your faith, and remember to always have fun. So don’t wait. He made sure to live his life every single day to the fullest. Make the bucket list, take the bet, book the trip, and do it with the ones you love the most. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 32 years Karen Cook Ewing, his daughters Fran Ewing Hitt and Riley Ewing, son-in-law John Tucker Hitt, and grandson John Tucker Hitt, Jr. Chris is the youngest of six sibilings, Charles “Sandy” Ewing III and wife Charlotte, Katherine Ewing and husband Bruce Goodman, Tim Ewing and wife Kay, Hope O’Quin and husband Greg, Robin Ewing and wife Suzanne.

Services

  • Visitaiton

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, October 10, 2021

Memories

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Mark Adams

October 17, 2021

So very sorry to learn of the heartbreaking news. Ewing family please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your beloved Chris. We met Chris and Karen at Saratoga Race Course this past August. He was introduced by a mutual friend Rick Carlson of Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach Florida. He hosted us in a private box to watch the races. We watch a little but really enjoyed his stories of friends golf and horses. What a friendly and captivating man! I’m sure he will be sorely missed by all. May GOD grant him eternal rest. Memory Eternal +

Nancy Lewis

October 10, 2021

It is hard to share a favorite memory of Chris as so many of our happy times in Colorado included him - from BBQ's on the deck, Christmas dinners, watching football with our boys and Chris, hearing the tales that only Chris could share - they were all wonderful. We were so fortunate to have Chris as our neighbor in Colorado. He filled the room with his energy and his kindness and our lives are a little more hollow for his loss. Our love is with Karen, Fran, Riley and the Tuckers.

Love Nancy, John, Jack and Scott

Gena Cook

October 10, 2021

How can a step, mother in law be so lucky to have a great son in law in her life as Chris? I met Chris in 1991 when I married Karen’s father and Chris immediately made me a part of the family. He supplied me with Vodka and we had many bets on football and horses. I am so glad Chris was part of my life and I will miss him so.

Kelly Daiy Sansing

October 8, 2021

My wonderful friend, the 1st person who let me drive a car- the banana boat /land yacht. Chris was at our house most afternoons, after tennis practice, so my mom would feed him. Kind, fun, funny- always. Chris was my first date!
He is loyal and reverently irreverent. One of a kind for sure. I am thankful to have known him.
I will have all his family in my prayers as they navigate this sad and bewildering time.
Eternal peace grant unto Chris, Oh Lord.
Let perpetual light shine upon him.

Petit Kershaw

October 8, 2021

I did not know Chris well. But…I got a memory! Why it sticks with me to this day, I do not know. What I do know is that it made an indelible impression on me and my memory of Chris over 40 years later. The setting: LSU Parade Grounds, spring 1979 or 1980, SAE Memorial Softball Tournament that we were playing in. Chris Ewing, who I barely knew, umpiring home plate. Foot cocked up on an ice chest, beer in hand. (Picture Captain Morgan!) What was he doing? I told you, umpiring! But what he was REALLY doing was…having the time of his life! Laughing, joking, having a blast! I thought to myself that day. I love this guy and his attitude, his joie de vivre! I bet I have not seen Chris 5 times in 40 years, yet this memory stays with me. From what I read in these memories, this moment in time epitomizes Chris. Today, I will try to laugh and have fun. I will try to enjoy the moments. That’s what I think Chris would do and want me to do! Thank you, Chris Ewing!

Paul Hood

October 8, 2021

The C was a legend. Chris was as much a nemesis as he was a friend, particularly on the basketball court, where Chris always claimed superiority. But he was as good a guy as ever lived, so I put up with his incessant grief that he gave me. Chris was definitely C.E.'s son, and I loved C.E. and Mary Frances. May Chris rest in peace. I know that he'll be lecturing Heaven during the Kentucky game this weekend. You'll be sorely missed, C.

Shannon Lampton

October 7, 2021

Chris definitely was a person that you’ll never forget, I’ve had the pleasure of working in the home with Karen and the girls for a long time. He was a proud husband , father , grand dad . He was my friend and I respected him and admired his determination to prosper and provide a wonderful life for his family. So much love in their home. His generosity and spirit is what I will always remember . Always blowing and going, , RIP my dear friend

Marty & Doug Williams

October 7, 2021

My only memory is at Lyle & Anna's home, and him sitting in the corner holding his new grandson for a long stretch of time. He was so proud of him, and it showed!!
May God give you peace as he gave Chris love for His God, his family, his job, and his friends.

Prayers for your family,
Marty & Doug

Don Corley

October 7, 2021

I remember Chris so full of spirit and life at Alexandria Senior High School and as my next door neighbor. I haven’t seen Chris fir over 40 years and after reading about his life today, I am happy that he had a loving family and successful business. Chris was blessed and I pray for his family during this unexpected turn in the road. May our Lord continue to bless his family and know that Chris will be missed by everyone who knew him. Over the years, whenever I thought of Chris or heard his name, I smiled and said to myself Chris is a great person.

Reid Hensen

October 7, 2021

I met Chris through work with Hytorc, I live in the northeast, Chris was what southern hospitality means. He was never anything other than helpful and generous. He will be surely missed by all those who knew him, and a unfortunate loss to all those who’s life path he will cross for the first time . Earth lost a good man.. heaven gained a great one

FROM THE FAMILY