JC Ewing Jr.

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JC Ewing Jr., 78, a long-time resident of Lampasas, Texas succumbed to a months-long battle with lung cancer on Sunday,  August, 10, 2014. A week shy of reaching his 79th birthday. JC’s departure closed the final
chapter of a life which was full of loving family, friends, and loyal clients. His passing ended a lifelong fascination with tax preparation, financial planning and numerical puzzles. JC was born on August 17, 1935 in Tyler, Texas to JC Ewing Sr. and Regina Seaberry Ewing, both of whom preceded him in death. He spent most of his youth in Waco, Texas with his parents, his brother Ben James Ewing, who preceded him in death, and his sister  Barbara Ann Ewing Johnson, who survives him. On May 25, 1968, JC married Johnnie Lou Lanier. At that time, they were both residents of San Saba, Texas where JC had already established a small accounting firm and Johnnie was a schoolteacher.  With the marriage came three children, Melissa Katherine Rollins Foil, Cynthia Lou Sloan, and Marcus Alan Sloan. They resided in San Saba for a year and a half before JC took a job with an accounting firm in Houston, Texas. While in Houston, the family grew by one when another daughter, Jennifer Lee Ewing was born in January 1970. JC is survived by his wife and his four children. Later in 1970, JC and the family moved to Lampasas to join the legal firm of J.V. Hammett as a Certified Public Accountant. Shortly after moving to Lampasas he established his own firm again, and over the course of his 45 years as a CPA in Lampasas his business grew and changed. In the mid-70’s, his wife, Johnnie Ewing, joined the accounting practice and remained working there until its closure earlier this year. The practice has been housed at 105 South Key for several years. In 1978, JC was appointed as the first county auditor of Lampasas County by Judge C.W. Duncan. In 1989 he also became affiliated with H.D. Vest Investment Services with which he held a Series 6, 7, and 63 and an Insurance License. Three grandchildren, all children of Melissa Katherine Rollins Foil, were added to the family: Benjamin Alan Rollins, Jenny Elizabeth Rollins McBee and Thomas Andrew Rollins. In 2013 JC was blessed with seeing the first of his great-grandchildren, Ruby Ella McBee born. He is survived by all three grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. He is also survived by David Foil, husband of Melissa Katherine, Kelsey Vann Rollins, wife of Thomas Andrew, and Cade McBee, husband of Jenny Elizabeth.  JC graduated from Waco High School in 1953. He served in the US Navy and the US Air Force and was stationed in Japan during the
Korean War. In 1960, he graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. JC was also a regional chairman of the Selective Service System, president of the American Lung Association of Texas, a member of the Lampasas Kiwanis Club and the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Lampasas Lions Club, chaired the city of Lampasas Board of Adjustments, and was a founding trustee of
the Library Foundation of Lampasas. JC had been a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lampasas where he served as an ordained Elder and Clerk of the Session. He most recently was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lampasas. His computer has gone blank, his adding machine no longer chatters, and the challenges with numbers have stopped, but his life surges forward in the hearts and minds of all those he touched within whom he planted a seed of loyalty, honor and love, not the least of  whom is Maggie, his devoted King Charles Cavalier Spaniel who misses his gentle touch. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church of Lampasas on Saturday, August 16 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Library Foundation of Lampasas. 201 S Main Street, Lampasas, Texas 76550 Sign our online guestbook at www.sneedfuneralchapel.com Sneed Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  
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