Larry John Ewing

Larry John Ewing, 73, of Canyon, TX passed away on May 17, 2020.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, with Dr. D.L. Lowrie officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Larry was born in Lubbock, TX on January 13, 1947, to Ola Mae and Lattimore Ewing. He graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX in 1965. Larry earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance and his master’s degree in Higher Education from Texas Tech University. He had worked at the Adams Ewing Insurance Agency as the owner and operator for 35 years.  Larry later served on the International Mission Board in Hungary for 11 years until 2016, and then with the Navigators ministry at West Texas A&M University to the present.

He devoted his time to First Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX, Hillside Christian Church in Canyon, TX, Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, in University Ministries.

Survivors include his wife, Melinda Ewing, of Canyon, TX; daughters, Elisa Krolczyk and husband Scott, of Spring, TX, and Emily Arnett and husband Cee, of Clovis, NM; son, Austin Ewing and wife Kim, of Allen, TX; sister, Larita Ewing, of Dallas, TX; and seven grandchildren, Haley, Avery, Emmy-Kate, Carter, Taylor, Charles, and Jordan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Memorial donations can be made in Larry’s name to the International Mission Board through their website,, or by check, 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23230.

43 Replies to “Larry John Ewing”

  1. Larry has been a role model to me eversince I met him and Melinda during my stay in Hungary. I owe a lot to them. They kept me spiritually alive. Thank you for your passion for Christ. You will always be remembered and one day I will meet you again….

  2. Melinda, Elisa, Emily & Austin,
    We pray that God’s Peace cover you moment by moment as you walk the days ahead. Larry’s smile and gentle boldness for Jesus made an eternal difference.
    We love you all.

  3. So many memories of Larry, you and his parents. Those were precious times. Melinda, I am sure you know God is holding you in the palm of his hand during this time of sorrow.

  4. Sandy and I cherish our memories of Larry in so many areas.

    He was the best. Period.

    Alan and Sandy Henry

  5. Marlene and I have very fond and special memories of our friendship with you and Larry when we all lived in Lubbock.
    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Melinda and family: Our prayers will be ongoing with your family during this difficult time. We always enjoyed our working relationship and friendship. We will cherish that smile and loving nature that Larry had for all. Our love and prayers to each of you. Jo Carole and Joe Bob Mayo

  7. Dear Melinda, Elisa, Emily and Austin, We will always have fond memories of our friendship with your family. Our hearts go out to you at this time.
    Larry was a kind, gentle man who will be missed by many.
    With love,
    Bill & Danella Dickson

  8. Larry and Melinda were like Aquila and Priscilla in the Book of Acts, totally committed to the sharing of the Gospel. They made the Great Commission personal. Alice and I will miss him.
    D. L. Lowrie

  9. My dearest Melinda, so very sad to learn of Larry’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of our “gang” getting together for so many great times in Lubbock years ago. I still have some coffee mugs you and Larry gave to M.B. And me at a surprise house warming. That’s been well over 37 or 38 years! I think of you both whenever I drink from those mugs. Such a privilege to have had you both as our friends. You will be in my prayers for these days ahead.

  10. Larry Ewing exemplified for me what being a godly husband and father means. I am forever grateful for the time and energy he poured into my life as a young college student. Looking forward to the day when we meet again.

  11. Larry is my cousin who became my Brother. His cheerful personality and his Love and Dedication to God influenced me, and will continue to be a example for me. God’s Love and Promises are our comfort, to ask Him for peace in our hearts while we realize Larry is now in God’s presence. Each of the Ewing and Austin family are in prayers.
    Gordon and Rella Douglass

  12. I will always be grateful for your ministry to college students, as I was one who was touched by your genuine care for us. I praise Jesus for you both, and I’m so very sad to hear of Larry’s passing. I know this is fantastic for him, getting to worship Christ in person, but such a heartbreaking blindside for you all. Please know I’m covering you over with prayers for peace and sending you love from afar.

  13. How we love Larry and Melinda! I can’t think of a couple who has more exemplified the saving power of Christ. Larry and I graduated from Monterey in Lubbock together. Our prayers will be ongoing for this precious family.

  14. Such a good, honorable, and thoughtful man. He was always so kind to me and so many. He will be missed.

  15. My sincere and deepest sympathy to The Larry Ewing Family. Larry was a Godly man who always had a smile on his face. You could easily see Jesus in his face and how much he loved His Lord. I had the honor of working for and with him during my insurance career. Never did I see his face that he wasn’t smiling. He will truly be missed all over this world and I am grateful for the opportunity to have known him along with his family. I can’t imagine how big his smile is in Heaven and I look forward to seeing someday. God bless you all

  16. Melinda, Elisa, Emily & Austin, my prayers are with you! Your husband/Dad left a living legacy for so so many.

  17. My heart breaks for you dear, sweet family. I’m praying for you all. Larry’s life can’t be put into human words. He was someone very personal and special to each one of you that I can never know or even begin to describe. He was in this world but not of the world. His citizenship was in Heaven as he lived out his blessed life on this earth. I knew him to be a wonderful husband and dad, a faithful and loving servant of the LORD Jesus Christ and to all God’s people everywhere. What an outstanding legacy to leave behind for those of us who are left here to carry on until Jesus comes to take us to be with Him also. Come quickly! God bless you family.

  18. I only met Larry one time, but knowing his daughter Emily, I know that he has left a tremendous Godly legacy on this earth in his children and grandchildren. Emily has been a faithful friend and encourager in my life for several years, and I know her relationship with the Lord is a reflection of Larry’s example. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Love to all!

  19. Larry was very dear to me after getting to be in Hungry with the Ewing’s years ago. Such a kind heart and servant to the Lord. He will be so missed. My prayers go out to Melinda and family.

  20. My life was forever changed by the love and guidance Larry and Melinda provided throughout my college years. What a Godly man and a blessing to all! I rejoice that he is now in Heaven and look forward to the day we see him again. We send our love to you Melinda!

  21. Larry was very special for me from the very first moment we met. I think the way he saw things in life should be an example for all of us, it would make everyone’s lives easier. Thank you so much Larry for your friendship, we will never forget you! We also wish the best possible life for Melinda and everyone in your family! ❤️

  22. Larry’s love for people and love for God was evident in everything he did. We are deeply grateful for the input that Larry (and Melinda) poured into our children here in Hungary. Larry did not just mentor with words but with his life.

  23. Such a special Godly man. We totally loved our Hungarian Family!
    The Rierson’s being able to be part of several baptism services with you guys in Gyor, will always be one of those special memories.
    We love you and are praying with you and also praising God for Larry’s life and know that we will see him in our forever home in God’s timing.

  24. Our sincere condolences to the family on your loss of an amazing servant of Christ . We have been blessed to know his son Austin and Kim and family and know he must have been such an amazing father to instill such great morals and love for Christ in Austin that we’ve personally experienced ourselves. His legacy has been fulfilled and our family has been blessed by his impact. . While we know earthly pain, Mr. Ewing no doubt is resting in the eternal glory of our Lord and Savior. Our family will keep yours in prayer during this difficult time. Sincerely, The Turnbow Family

  25. Sweet friends. A bright light has been taken home. I know that a part of you left with him.

    You were a blessing to our family over the years

    May God surround you with comfort.

    Death has been swallowed up in victory.

    What a legacy if blessings he left behind with all who knew him!

  26. He was a wonderful man. He led me to God through his teaching the Bible in Hungary. And he was the one who baptized me. He gave me a wonderful gift and I am forever grateful for him. I know I will meet him one day and can’t wait to hear his jokes and laugh again. Love and miss you Larry!

  27. Egy nagyon jó ember volt. Rengeteget tanultam tőle Istenről, szeretetről, kitartásról, odaadásról. Olyan odaadással beszélt Istenről, Jézusról, az Ő égi hazájaról. Emlékszem amikor mondta, hogy Ő mennyire izgatott milyen is ez az égi haza! Nagyon fog hiányozni. Mindig emlékezni fogok rá. Szia Larry, egyszer talán még találkozunk.

  28. Oh we will miss Larry more than we can express! We’ve had some great times over the years and we had hoped for more, but our Lord had other plans for Larry and all of us. We love you Melinda and your precious family. We will always have Larry in our hearts which are full of sweet memories. We look forward to the day we see him again. Our love, Kae Rae & Stan

  29. I’m so VERY sad to read this news. I love you Melinda. This godly man had such a huge passion for people, a contagious joy, a love for getting out the Good News, a strong commitment to Hungary, and encouragement for other leaders. And of course, a huge heart for university students and young adults. He was forever young! I recall one day at a conference in Europe, that he spent the afternoon “break” time getting time with a college student whom he’d met who worked at this hotel and was telling him about Jesus. I miss you Larry.

  30. So thankful for Larry Ewing! You are all so loved and I am incredibly sorry for this loss.

  31. Mary Ellen and were sadden to hear of Larry’s passing.
    We served together on the mission field and spent time together at ILC. Many great memories.
    Larry and Melinda made a huge impact
    In Hungary, leading many to faith
    In Jesus Christ.
    Well done thou good and faithful servant.

  32. My sincere and deepest sympathy for you and your family. Larry was definitely a man of God and he loved sharing the gospel always with a smile on his face. If ever there was a man that reflected Jesus in his face it was Larry. I am glad I had the privilege of knowing him and his family , working for him, and enjoying all the emails and pictures from Hungary. I never saw him without a smile on his face and I can’t imagine how big that smile is in Heaven. God bless the Ewing family as Larry made his mark in my life.

  33. Thanking God for His grace and work in Larry’s life. Larry loved Jesus and wanted others to know and love Jesus too. We consider it an honor to have served with Larry and his sweet wife, Melinda, in Hungary. Larry modeled what it means to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Larry was an encourager and blessing to us and all who knew him. We’re praying for Melinda and the family during this time.

  34. He will be greatly missed. He brought joy to so many and now peace in heaven. Prayers for those left here…

  35. He was a Man of God and us in the presence of His Master- May the Lord continue to comfort his family.

  36. What a GREAT man of God. Now he resides with some whom he led to salvation. He is looking at the face of Jesus. Praying for those that are still here to mourn his death but, grateful we will all be together…forever🙏

  37. Larry was an amazing individual- I loved his godly nature and sweet spirit. He is now in the presence of our Savior receiving his reward.

  38. Oh I can’t begin to imagine my life without an intersection with this man of God. Gentle, knowledgeable, merciful, prayerful, consistent and steady–he was truly to me the man who sits by the streams of living water. We are forever grateful for his imprint on our life now and in eternity. We hold dearly our time with this family many years ago and now in their grief. All our love, Jim an Diane Drake, Cypress, Texas

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