Dr. Luther Morris McEwen III M.D.

July 8, 1945June 10, 2021

Dr. Morris McEwen passed away peacefully on June 10, 2021 at Levine-Dickson Hospice at Aldersgate. Born July 8, 1945 in Queens, NY to the late Helen Webb and “L.M.” McEwen, Jr., Dr. McEwen was 75 years old.

An ear, nose and throat surgeon turned forensic psychiatrist who was known for his generosity, Dr. McEwen was respected and loved by all. From performing minor surgeries at the kitchen table to seeing patients for barters or at no charge, Dr. McEwen was known as a “wizard” who helped even the most complex cases to fully live their lives. He was a highly-respected and prestigious forensic psychiatrist performing evaluations at the Mecklenburg County Jail, the Union County Jail, and the North Carolina Board of Nursing. He owned and operated a private practice, “Psychiatric and Forensics Associates”, that served the greater Charlotte region for more than 25 years.

In addition to his expertise in addiction medicine, Dr. McEwen was a beloved Christian counselor who dedicated himself to helping, advising and guiding hundreds of people on their spiritual paths of growth and development. He was an alumnus of Myers Park High School and the medical school of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed residencies in otolaryngology at the University of California- Irvine, and in forensic psychiatry at the University of Florida.

Dr. McEwen is survived by his children, L. Max McEwen of Charlotte, and Dr. Laurel McEwen of Paris, France; his grandchildren, Harper McEwen (5) and Logan McEwen (3) of Charlotte; and his sisters, Kathy McEwen and Bonnie McEwen of Charlotte.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Charlotte. Interment will be private.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Dr. Luther Morris McEwen III M.D.

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Michael Bryan

July 24, 2021

I am truly saddened by the news of Dr. McEwen's passing. God embrace you my friend, and keep you. You were a friend, confidant, and consummate professional! God's Grace and Mercy be up on you. May He help to heal the wounds left behind.
My love and prayers to the entire family, Bonnie, Max, Laurel. God Bless you all! You all are in my prayers during this difficult time.
You will truly be missed, not only for your help, but for the love you gave as well. I am forever grateful, and indebted. Thanks for the visit! We'll meet again. Until then, rest easy.
With heartfelt love;
Michael C. Bryan
167 Greythorn Drv
Statesville, NC 28625

Walter (Bud) Cathey

July 23, 2021

Today I read of Morris passing away. He was my faithful best friend since we were both five years old. A seventy year friendship. We went to day camp at 5 years old and never lost touch. I am sad I did not know of his funeral as I would have been there. I remember meeting Max . He was so proud of him and his daughter in Paris. I knew Bonnie ,Cathy and Dede. morris and I had lunch together in March 2021. He said to me “Someday we will be reading about each other in the obituary”. He was kind and genuine. I’m blessed to have had one true friend in my life. Bud Cathey

Tracy Carter

June 18, 2021

I was thankful for every time I got to see Doc as a patient. He honestly saved my life. I was a patient for 17 years. I will always be grateful for all he done. Tracy

Linda Barnes

June 16, 2021

I appreciate the time that I was able to work with Dr McEwen. When I started working with him he showed me he cared for his patients. He was a man that would Pray with his patients. He always wanted to help people. I learned alot about his work from his ways. I am very Thankful that he gave me the opportunity to work with him. I am very sorry for his family's and also sorry I can not be there today but I have his family in my Prayers.

Rhonda Green

June 16, 2021

I worked with him. I never saw him lose his ability to help others even when they really didn't understsnd they really needed l.