James Ewing

Obituary of James W. Ewing

James W. Ewing, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at his home. Jim was born October 5, 1928, in Fort Worth to Lona and Forest Ewing. He graduated from Kemper Military School, Boonville, Missouri, where he was a Cadet Captain, and he attended the University of Missouri at Columbia. Jim had many successful careers, and he loved every minute of each one. His first was at Kimbell Milling and Kimbell Food Products. From there he managed theaters in Columbia, Missouri and then served 14 years as International Executive Secretary of Cosmopolitan International. He started a volunteer career as a Police Reserve Sergeant in Kansas City, Missouri, and a Police Reserve Lieutenant in the Fort Worth Police Department. He trained the first dogs and officers for the K-9 Patrol of the Fort Worth Police Department. He was also the first full time Community Relations Director for the Fort Worth Police Department. He moved to Dallas after being selected to head the New Car Dealers Association of Dallas County and Manager of the State Fair Automobile Show. Jim was the first Administrative Director of the Texas Society of CPAs. He joined Price Waterhouse in 1977 as Office Manager in Dallas and retired in 1993 as the firms Central Region Financial Director. After his retirement he still worked as a consultant for Price Waterhouse and was sent to Russia, Israel, England, Mexico and several U.S. cities in that capacity. In 1998, he was asked to help with the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand. After moving to Cedar Creek, he had another volunteer opportunity as the first President of Henderson County Rural Fire Prevention District #1. He served in that position five years. When he returned to live in Fort Worth, he became interested in the Modern Art Museum’s Film Series and served as a weekly volunteer with his friend Sally Ehrhart. He served for five years as Treasurer of the Fort Worth Police Historical Association. Jim’s ready smile and outgoing personality won him many friends, and he was always generous with his time if anyone needed his help or just a shoulder to lean on. Mr. Ewing was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Alice Chenault Ewing, son, Lee Carl Ewing and sisters, Helen Ewing Bowles and Kathryn Blackwell. Survivors: Daughter, Janet Cook; grandsons, Thomas Johnson and wife Callie, Daniel Johnson, Tyler Ewing and wife Jessica; great-grandsons, Garrett Johnson and Henry Ewing; great-granddaughters, Lydia Grace Ewing, Eliza June Ewing; and close friend Sally Ehrhart.