Ricky L. (Bear) Ewing, age 54, of Chipley, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at his home. Bear was born Feb. 3, 1959 in Covington, Ky., to the late Edward W. and Mary J. (Meadows) Ewing. He was a former project manager for a major fire sprinkler installation company in Orlando, where his many projects included Disney's Animal Kingdom. He had been a resident of Chipley for the past 10 years where he was owner and operator of Bear's BBQ. Bear was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Survivors include his wife, Marsha D. (Thompson) Ewing of Chipley; two Daughters, Melonie Schwartz and husband Tim and Angel Roskowski and husband Danny, all of Orlando; one brother, Al Ewing of Orlando; one sister, Pamela Martin of Brewer, Maine and one grandson, Austin Eugene Schwartz of Orlando.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel in Chipley. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 643, Chipley, Florida 32428. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/.