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William "Billy" or "Dewey" Ewing, Jr.

November 13, 1941August 8, 2019

William “Billy” “Dewey” Harlow Ewing, Jr., age 77, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg. Born on November 13, 1941 in Cranberry, WV, he was the son of the late William Harlow Ewing, Sr. and Euphia Laura Moss Ewing.

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 and her husband, Denny; son, Brandon DePriest and his wife, 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, Rona and Dana Cook; and George Simms and his staff at Simms Exxon Station.

He and his wife, Sandy were members of the Pentecostal Church of Second Creek and a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association). He worked at Eastern Associated Coal as a coal miner. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and 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.

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 Peyton Hospice House and to Dr. Heather Ratliff and Dr. Robert Olexo for their care compassion they provided.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4 1There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com. Blue Ridge Funeral home & Crematorium has the honor of serving the family.


  • A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


William "Billy" or "Dewey" Ewing, Jr.

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Tracey Boggs

August 13, 2019

Thank you for loving us, losing you has been so hard. I miss you dearly. Brandon and I will keep our promise and take good care of Mom. I posted one of my favorite pictures of you two together. We will see you again Handsome ❤️

Teresa Tackett-Hoffman

August 11, 2019

Memories ....like me curled up beside you on the glider as You, Grandpa and Dad talked. The smell the the afternoon sunshine, strong coffee and the blanket I curled up, I would drift into sleep. The front porch was always the Memory maker. Always talking, gazing at the world from the front porch. Family arriving, Uncle Billy, Aunt Helen and kids. Childhood stories retold, my Mom would always start and end the ones with “Billy” then she would smile.
The love of a Family is Not diminished by time or geography. Love is Love. Memories are intact. Thank you for the Love and the Wonderful Memories! Rest Easy!
Loving Niece.
Teresa Tackett Hoffman.

Harry Tyree

August 10, 2019

Love and prayers for all the family.