John R. McEwen
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John R. McEwen
  • April 29, 1942 - December 19, 2017
  • Thonotosassa, Florida

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MCEWEN, John Roberts, 75, passed away December 19, 2017 at Melech Hospice House, Tampa, Florida. John was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 29, 1942, to Janie Louise Roberts McEwen and James Milton ‘Red’ McEwen. The family moved to Tampa where John spent most of his childhood and young adult years. An expert carpenter during his working life, John also acquired a degree in Environmental Technology and worked in effluent testing. John was also an accomplished musician, performing in more than forty music ensembles throughout his long career. A keen historian, John was a Board Member and former Officer of Tampa Historical Society, Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents Louise and ‘Red’ McEwen, his brother James M. ‘Jimmy’ McEwen, Jr., his sisters Polly McEwen and Carol McEwen Dyches, his brother-in-law A. Fletcher Dyches, and his uncle Tom McEwen. He is survived by his brother David B. McEwen and wife Gloria, his brother Brian A. McEwen and his partner Wayne Mitchell, his daughter Julie McEwen and son John G. McEwen, his grandchildren Ryan Baltzell, Alison Baltzell, Duncan McEwen and Brenna McEwen, his nieces Jessica McEwen with husband Saad Khan and their children Zane and Sabrina, and Melissa McEwen, as well as nephews Stephen Dyches and wife Christy and their son Owen, along with his nephew Jason McEwen with wife Aida and their sons Justin and Devon. A celebration of John’s life will take place at a later date. Interment will take place at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Tampa. Flowers are accepted or, in lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice.