Donald Murray Ewing

donald ewing

February 2, 1935 ~ July 8, 2023

Born in: Georgetown, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Donald Murray Ewing was born on February 2, 1935, to the late Guy M. Ewing and Elsie Ellyson Ewing, in Georgetown, Texas.  He was raised in Georgetown, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown and graduated from Georgetown High School.  He married Dorothy “Lavon” Hirt on December 31, 1956, at the San Gabriel Baptist Church parsonage.

He and Lavon lived in many places, and he held a variety of jobs, including a golf course groundskeeper, oil truck driver and ended with custodial/maintenance work at HEB in College Station.  His last years were spent in Bryan, Texas.

Don loved a good cup of coffee, hot or cold, and he knew no strangers. He was a very regular customer at Sodolak’s Restaurant in Bryan, and if not there, at the Cotton Patch Cafe in Bryan, until his health wouldn’t allow him to go anymore.  The boys joked that he knew someone everywhere – they had taken him to Tyler for a funeral and stopped to eat at a Cotton Patch Cafe there – sure enough he knew one of the waitresses working there.
He passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday, July 8, , 2023, in Bryan, Texas, reaching the age of 88 years old.

Don is preceded in death by his wife, Lavon and his parents, Guy and Elsie Ewing; his daughter-in-law, Doris Ewing; his brother and wife, Marshall and Barbara Ewing; and his brother, William Loua Ewing. Don is survived by his four children – Billy and Karen Ewing of Greenville, Texas; Rodney Ewing of Robbins, Texas; Debbie and Charles Winkler of Lexington, Texas, and Tommy and Nancy Ewing of Giddings, Texas.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren – Adam and Jamie Ewing of Columbia, South Carolina; Stephanie Ewing of Greenville, Texas; Allisen Ewing and Sara Ewing of Bryan, Texas; Jeff Winkler and Jason Winkler of Lexington, Texas; Hannah and Jordan Peterson of Giddings, Texas; and Thomas Ewing of LaGrange, Texas; and five great grandchildren – Angela, Michael and Jana Ewing of Columbia, South Carolina; and Tatum and Gage Peterson of Giddings. Texas, along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A graveside service is being held on Monday, July 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Rest-Ever Memorial Park, located at 5103 N. Texas Ave, Bryan, Texas.   A family friend, Kenneth Hendricks will officiate.

Honorary pallbearers will by Adam Ewing, Thomas Ewing, Jeff Winkler, Jason Winkler, Jordan Peterson, Candon Wood and Dalton Hall.

Memorials can be made to Brazos Valley Hospice at 502 W. 26 th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803, or to the charity of one’s choice.


Graveside Service: July 17, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Restever Memorial Park Cemetery
5103 N. Texas Ave.
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. Such a Dear Sweet & Kind man! Uncle Din you will be greatly missed by all those that had the great pleasure of knowing & loving you! ! My Having Such sweet memories of you always !

  2. So sorry to hear this. Don a very sweet brother in law. Last time I saw him was when Royce was at Brazos Hospice Valley. He came every day and visited with Melissa and me and saw Royce. Prayers for peace for his family. Love to all

  3. Our prayers are for the Peace and Comfort of our Lord Jesus to walk with the Ewing family during this time of great family loss. As long time friends of Rodney Ewing, the Ewing family are very special to us. Walk in Peace…

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