Joseph W. Ewing, Jr.
1942 - 1996
Final Goal is Achieved"
oldest of seven children, Joseph Ewing, Jr. was born on December
9, 1942, to Joseph and Florence (Hewett) Ewing.
His mother died of cancer when he was fourteen. His father later
married Myrna Gates, bringing a brother and sister into the family.
Mr. Ewing married Elaine Poirier in January 1974. Together they
had three children: Keith Goodwin Ewing, Misty Marie Ewing, and
Amber Dawn Ewing.
Mr. Ewing was a supportive and loving father, husband, and brother.
When he was in his early twenties, he started his own business,
which he successfully ran until his death. He began by constructing
homes, and later undertook commercial projects and steel building
Mr. Ewing was an active man with many interests. A football player
in high school, he raced stock cars for two years and eventually
became a stock car owner. As a young adult, he enjoyed downhill
skiing with a great passion. He was interested in space exploration
and would have liked to become an astronaut. However, as he didn't
have the opportunity to fly in space while he was alive, he used
to tell his family that when he died he wanted to have his ashes
sent into outer space.
Mr. Ewing set goals and accomplished them. The launching of his
ashes into space represents the completion of yet another of his
His family writes, "He enjoyed hard work and new building
challenges and his family and life. His physical body left us
on April 5, 1996, but his spirit will always be with us."