June 17, 1933 - November 27, 2020
James “Jim” K. McEwen, age 87, of Rensselaer, Indiana, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at his home. He was born in Huntington, Tennessee on June 17, 1933, the son of Lafayette and Ethel (Melton) McEwen, both deceased. Jim attended Huntington, TN public schools. He was a crane operator for Ford Motor Plant for 33 years and a self-employed farmer. On August 17, 1968 he married Beulah Hopkins in Rensselaer, who survives. Jim was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, a Pilgrim in the Loyal Order of Moose Post #2272, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2548. He was most notable for playing Santa Claus for many gatherings and parties. Jim mostly loved his grandchildren and spoiling each and every one of them. He was very supportive of the Moose organization and the fellowship he shared with other members. Jim is survived by his wife, Beulah McEwen; children: Brenda (Larry) Ellers, Edna Hopkins, Christal (Butch Selby) Kaufman, James K. McEwen Jr., Lou (Bob) Peterson, Sheila (Greg Leuck) Shafer; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and one brother, Billy McEwen. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters, 3 brothers, and 1 grandson. Friends may visit with family on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Jackson Funeral Chapel in Rensselaer from 9:00 to 12:00 PM. A Private Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 PM at the mortuary with Rev. Marcia Smith-Wood officiating. Interment will be held at Weston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loyal Order of Moose #2272. To share a memory with the McEwen family, please visit www.jacksonfuneral.com Social distancing, maximum number of people will be enforced, and masks must be worn at all services due to current pandemic.
James “Jim” K. McEwen, age 87, of Rensselaer, Indiana, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at his home. He was born in Huntington, Tennessee on June 17, 1933, the son of Lafayette and Ethel (Melton) McEwen, both deceased. Jim... View Obituary & Service Information
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