William Robert "Bob" Ewing

May 21, 1937May 3, 2013

Bob Ewing passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at home surrounded by family and love ones. He was born May 21, 1937 in Arkadelphia AR, the son of Thomas M. Ewing III and Hazel M. Conn-Ewing. He moved to Texarkana, AR in 1942 and grew up there. He was a graduate of Arkansas High School, Texarkana Junior College, and the University of Idaho. He married Maureen L. Jenkins May 27, 1961 in Coeur d’Alene, ID. They divorced in 1986.

After graduating from high school in 1955 he began working seasonally for the U. S. Forest Service in North Idaho, which led to a career with the Forest Service. He was employed on the St. Joe, Nezperce, and Clearwater National Forests in a variety of positions. He served in the Washington State Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. During his years with the Forest Service he served as a volunteer fireman, an EMT and was a member and past president of the Kooskia, ID Lions Club. He was a member of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. He served as an elder in the Orofino First Christian Church and as district representative to the Northwest Assembly of the Disciples of Christ.

He retired from the Forest Service in 1988. After retiring he lived in Washington State, returning to Texarkana in 1997. He enjoyed his retirement years doing genealogy and family history and helping his children with business and legal matters. He was slowed down some over the years with health issues but continued to be an excellent father ,friend and mentor to his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters, James S. Ewing of Huber Heights, OH, William R. “Rob” Ewing of Texarkana, Eric S. Ewing of Clarkston , WA, Mary K. Ewing of Lewiston, ID, and Angeline L. and Todd Johnston of Clarkston,WA.. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Xavier Ewing, Lewiston,ID, Lorissa Ewing, Phoenix, AZ, Joshua Ewing, Huber Heights, OH, Rebecca and Alyssa Johnston, Clarkston, WA, Abigail, Isaiah, and Gabrielle Ewing, Clarkston, WA and Haleigh Ewing of Texarkana. In addition nieces, Suzan Rogers, Rebecca Brumley, and Mary Dwight of Texarkana and a very special friend Patricia Star of Fort Worth, TX.

He was preceded in death by his beloved sister Thomasine "Tommie" Chapman.

Services will be at 2pm Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at East Memorial Chapel-Downtown with Steve McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens under the direction of East Funeral Home-Downtown

Memorials can be made to Westside Church of Christ.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the funeral home.

Online tributes can be sent at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2013
  • Vistiation Tuesday, May 7, 2013

William Robert "Bob" Ewing

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May 10, 2013

Rob, I'm sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a kind man.
Tammy Pickett, Gresham, Oregon

May 7, 2013

To the Ewing family, we are very sad to learn of Bob's passing. We we're close friends and neighbors in Orofino. Our family has many good thoughts of Bob. Brad was real close with his family and kids. Our thought's are with you. Doug Shepherd, Brad Shepherd, Craig Shepherd, and Toni Hites.
1654 Highway 6, Potlatch, ID 83855

Brian Hensley

May 7, 2013

I am saddened to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob at Kelly Creek, Idaho where he was the Head Ranger. It was a very special time in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

James Pittman

May 7, 2013

Mr. Ewing, I am so sorry that you lost your dad, I know that you were real close to him. I will keep you in my prayers and if I can do anything to help you in the coming days feel free to call on me. May God bless you and keep you.

Tom & Leticia Igoe

May 6, 2013

Dear James, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May warmhearted memories of your father help you through this difficult time. God Bless, Tom, Leticia & Chole - Vandalia OH

Carolyn Givans

May 6, 2013

Rob, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know that you were very close. Try to remember all the good times you shared and all the crazy things that made you laugh till you cried. Take comfort in knowing that his pain is over and he is safe in the arms of the FATHER. God will put no more on you than you can bear. You are much stronger than you think. You will make it through and we who love you will be there to help in any we can. GOD bless you and your family.

May 6, 2013

Billy & I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a great neighbor & since moving we have thought of him often. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Billy & Robbin Teer

Ronnie Sterling

May 6, 2013

Rob, I know words fall short in this time of pain, but I pray you find comfort from the memories of time spent with your father. You, Haleigh and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I pray Gods comfort will allow times of joy as you share memories with family and friends in the coming days!

Carl Silliman

May 5, 2013

Beverly and I want you to know how deeply sorry we are for you and your family. Your father was a good man and I was honored to have met and have known him. We are praying for you in your time and healing.

May 5, 2013

Dear Rob, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing...He must have been a great have raised a great man like you My sympathy goes out to your family..........Terry Stroman