Joe Bill Ewing
1936 - 2021
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory
400 Twyckenham Blvd.
Lafayette, IN

Joe Bill Ewing, 85, passed away on Oct. 19, 2021, at his home in Lafayette. Born Sept. 6, 1936, in Frankfort, to the late Albert Lee Ewing and E. Charlotte (Trobaugh) Ewing. He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1954 and obtained his barber license in 1956. He was owner of Midway Barber Shop and had a 45-year career as a barber. He enjoyed the banter with many loyal customers over the years. He barbered next to Harry's Chocolate Shop at Purdue (specializing in flat tops), also in the Indianapolis area (Eagledale and Pittsboro) and Frankfort. He retired from the barbering business in December 1999.

He previously married Jan (McCreary) Anderson in 1956, and she survives. He married Judy (Eaton) Ewing on Sept. 15, 1989, and she survives. Joe and Judy enjoyed family vacations to the ocean and group sightseeing trips together.

He is survived by three children, Greg (Lori Powers) Ewing of Fort Pierce, Florida, Kathryn (Vern) Buesink Troyer of Alva, Florida, and Gary (Sara) Ewing of West Lafayette. He is also survived by two stepsons, Jay (Brenda) Summers of Indianapolis and John (Ginger) Summers of Zionsville. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Kalee Coulter) Ewing of Lafayette, Steven (Erin) Buesink of Carmel, Tara (Mike) Pickett of Mohawk, Tennessee, Michael (Michelle) Buesink of Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, Jon (Riley Wenrick) Ewing of Remington, Bree Ewing of Lutz, Florida, and Elisha (Nathan Hewitt) Ewing of Terre Haute. He is also survived by nine step-grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, plus two expected this winter. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother (Jack Ewing), and son-in-law (Randy Buesink).

Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. and the funeral to follow at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Soller-Baker Funeral Home Lafayette Chapel at 400 Twyckenham Boulevard, Lafayette. Private burial at Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. You may leave condolences at

Published by The Times on Oct. 21, 2021.
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Uncle Joe was a wonderful man. I will always remember him with love. I'm so sorry for your loss, Judy.
Cynthia McKnight
October 25, 2021
Can't believe my dear sweet Uncle Joe has passed. My heart is broken. He was such a light in the Ewing family with an amazing sense of humor. I have many memories visiting Frankfort and the huge Thanksgiving dinners. I last saw Uncle Joe a few years ago and he showed me his "new" glasses. I have many regrets of not checking on him these past few months. My sincere condolences to the family and know my prayers are with you.
Janie Ewing Anderson
October 25, 2021
So sorry for your loss Judy
Fred Klaverenga
October 22, 2021
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