James Franklin Ewing
James Franklin Ewing, age 57, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Born November 8,1961 in Lexington, Kentucky to Kenneth and Patricia Ewing, he served for 26 years in the
United States Army, retiring in 2010 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Jim (JR) played college football and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He studied finance and went on to utilize that degree as a
Property Book Officer for the United States Army. While serving his country, Jim was deployed as part of Desert Storm in 1990. Following that
deployment, he began his rise through the ranks of the military by receiving multiple promotions and awards. His service took him to Germany where he was stationed at Bad Aibling. Then, to
Colorado where he was stationed at Fort Carson. From there, he returned to Fort Hood where he was part of the Aviation Brigade.
He did two tours of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, first in 2005 then again in 2007. Finally, he was stationed at Fort Knox to finish out his long and very decorated military career.
Among some of his most notable accomplishments are Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service
Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Army Achievement Medal (4th award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), Global War
on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), KU-LIB-MDL (Saudi Arabia), KU-LIB-MDL (Kuwait), among others.
Jim was a life-time member of Campbellsville Christian Church and a recent attender of Southland Christian Church.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Parker Ewing of Campbellsville, Kentucky. He is survived by a son, Nicholas Scott Ewing and his mother, Mimi Maness of Fort Worth, Texas; mother, Patricia Ewing of Campbellsville, Kentucky; brother, Joseph Ewing of Louisville, Kentucky; sister, Jeanna Ewing Godsted (Mike) of Crystal Lake, Illinois; former wife Charlotte Stephenson Ewing of Nicholasville, Kentucky; nieces, Samantha Godsted and Zoe Godsted of Crystal Lake, Illinois; nephew Chris Godsted of Columbus, Ohio.
The family will receive friends at a visitation beginning at 10:00am, Friday, March 22, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Service will immediately follow visitation at 1:00pm, Friday March 22, 2019 at the funeral home.
Dr. Paul Patton and Pastor Gordon Walls will officiate. Burial will follow in Lebanon National Cemetery in Lebanon, Kentucky.
Active pallbearers are Bob Thomas, David Waldrop, Tommy Hughes, Scott Wethington, Chris Tucker, and Greg Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope for the Warriors, 8003 Forbes Place, Suite 201, Springfield, VA 22151 or a similar organization providing help and hope to