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Bud McEwenMarvin L. âBudâ McEwen, Sr., 80, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, July 19, at his residence.
He was born October 7, 1931 in Tilley, New Brunswick, Canada to Arthur and Hazel Wright McEwen, both of whom preceded him in death. He married the former Phyllis Turner on December 1, 1951. They lived in the Richmond and Fountain City communities, where they raised 5 children and shared 53 years of marriage before her death on November 19, 2005. He enjoyed fishing, camping and tinkering.
Bud worked 35 years for General Telephone Co. before retiring in 1990. He then started McEwenâs Phone Service and operated it until his retirement in 2010.
Bud will be missed by his children: Marla Hunt and her husband, Jay, of Bastrop, TX; Sue Johnson and her husband, Charles, of Piedmont, AL; Shere Mazur and her husband, Michael, of Fort Wayne; Marvin âBuddy McEwen, Jr. and his wife, Connie, of Brookville; Robert McEwen and his wife, Kelly, of Cleveland, North Carolina; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Max Knight at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation for Hospice Care, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.
My thoughts and prays go out to you and your family at this time. I hope that in the passing weeks the memories that you will share will ease some of the sorrow and be filled with stories of the love that you had for you father. Take care and God Bless.
Sharon E. Molargik Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM
Buddy, Sorry to hear about your Dad, he was a great man. I know you will miss him.
Shirley Cheek Jul 24 2012 12:00 AM
So sorry to read about Bud''s death-he was a great guy.
I really enjoyed working with him at GTE-we had some good times.
My deepest sympathy,
Richard(Dick) Hill Jul 22 2012 12:00 AM
Rest in Peace Poppy. Say hi to Gram. You both will be missed so much.
Michelle Jacobs Jul 20 2012 12:00 AM