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Roy Ewing, 85

New Albany MS obituary 2017

Roy Ewing

New Albany – Roy Max Ewing, age 85, who was currently residing in Carrollton, Texas, went to be with the Lord, on January 30th, 2017.

Roy Max Ewing was born to Irvin and Lucille (Beale) Ewing, on June 15, 1930 in Coleman, Texas. Roy had a busy life. He joined the US Navy on completion of high school, where he served for 4 years during the Korean Conflict. After his naval discharge, he returned to Texas and continued his education at Texas Tech University for 2 years. He then began working in the oilfield industry. In 1955, he married Chloris (Watkins) Ewing, and they had a daughter, Sherri Lynn Ewing in 1957. In 1963, he began a lifelong career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. His career took him and his family to many places to work and live, including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, California and Vietnam. In 1980, Roy married his second wife, Sula A. Atkins, in Colorado Springs, Co. Roy retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in September, 1985 at which time, he and Sue, moved to New Albany, Mississippi to enjoy their retirement and to be closer to family. In 2010, he relocated to Plano, Texas to be closer to his daughter, due to health reasons.

Funeral services will be held at United Funeral Service on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Pastor Jeff Watts will officiate. Burial will be at Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his loving family, Sherri Ewing Coble and her husband, Ron Coble and his step daughter, Cheryl Williams Watts and her husband Jeff Watts. He is also, survived by 8 grandchildren, Jon Coble, Jennifer (Coble) Tauss, Amy (Coble) Gonzales, Jennifer(Ragsdale) Thompson, Jeromy Ragsdale, Tracy Ragsdale, Ethan Watts and Lori Beth Watts. There are also, 5 great grandchildren.

Roy was preceded in death by his father, Irvin Ewing, mother, Lucille (Beale) Ewing, his sister, Marge Rae(Ewing) Brown, brother, Vernon ‘Bill’ Ewing, his late wife, Sula (Atkins) Ewing and his step daughter, Debbie Bryan.

Serving as pall bearers are Ron Coble, Jeff Watts, Jon Coble, Ethan Watts, Jeromy Ragsdale, Tracy Ragsdale, and Ryan Tauss.

In honor of Mr. Ewing’s military service, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Navy Flag during his funeral service.

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