Elwood (Woody) Ewing was born on Sept. 7, 1945, to Carl and Gladys (McCoskey) Ewing in Webster City, Iowa.
He attended country school through the sixth grade and then went to town to attend junior high and high school. He graduated in 1963 from Webster City High School. Upon graduation he farmed with his dad in Hamilton County.
On Oct. 24, 1964, he married Gloria Richardson. The couple resided in Hamilton County farming until 1971. During the winter Woody worked at Beam Industries. In March of 1971 the family moved to Wayne County and made their home in Allerton, where they farmed. They later moved in to town and Woody was employed by NZMP for 22 years. In 1999 he started Ewing LTD Trucking with his sons. Due to health reasons he retired from trucking. He still felt he needed to work so he was employed with Coddington Inc. and later worked for Murphy-Brown-Smithfield.
Woody is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Ewing; sons: Tim (Melissa), Gary (Kim) and Brent; grandchildren: Melanie (Kyle Arnold), Jessie Ewing (Sean), J.C. Ewing (Crystal), Tierney Ewing and Tori Ewing; step grandchildren: Kellie Boyce (Matt), Michael Anderson (Jen), Brice Mehrhoff (Affton), Tarren Mehrhoff (Logan) and K.D. LaChappelle; great-grandchildren: Noah, Natalie, Karlie and Nathan Arnold, Lara and Henry Elwood Ewing (due in August); step great-grandchildren: EJ Anderson, Willow and Wyatt Van Horn, Remmie and Colt Mehrhoff, and Aria Mehrhoff. He is also survived by his sister Carlene Tipping (Leonard); many nieces and nephews; his dog Rusty (his favorite golf cart rider and buddy), and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Gladys Ewing, and his parents-in-law, Morris and Ruth Richardson.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. at Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon with Pastor Leroy Perkins officiating. Memorials may be given to EveryStep Hospice-Centerville, Iowa.