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-grandchildren, 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, Ron 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 and 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.
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Karen Gaddy
Aug 12, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of William "Billy" "Dewey" Harlow Ewing Jr. by Karen Gaddy.  Send flowers
Sherman & Susan Wade
Aug 11, 2019
Sandy & Family sincere sympathy for the loss of Billy! May you find Grace and Peace in your hearts through Gods Wisdom and Love.
Garland Burdette
Aug 10, 2019
I do not think I can say that I know exactly how you feel with the loss of Billy. I know being Billy's soulmate for the last 21 years has left a hollow place in your heart. Me and Brenda have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and stay in touch. Love always Garland & Brenda.
Barbara Hiser
Aug 10, 2019
I will love and miss you deeply dad,you know my heart,and no matter how it was in your heart in end,I know u loved me still,I'm so very sorry for lifetime of should haves,and should not. But u fly high,and kiss mom for me,and know you are and was best father ever! And I'm still your little girl, I'm no means perfect daddy,and I've done so wrong by you,and I'm going to have that with me as the wrong my last words was to mom,but I love you,and pray for forgivness,on all our hearts! See ya soon,we will be as should be,together soon! I love you daddy! I love you mommy,and GW as Well! God bless us all!