In Memoriam -- Tim Ewing
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.–– Tim Ewing, 58, Scouting Coordinator for the York River District of the Virginia Annual Conference, died August 19 while working to overhaul the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. ‘
“Tim was not only known for his faith and integrity but also for his endless work to support the Boy Scouts,” said Steven Scheid, director of the Scouting Ministry Center. “His death comes as a shock. He will be deeply missed.”
“Tim’s impact runs deep, as he mentored the youth and always lent a helping hand when needed,” said the Rev. Robert Chapman, Ewing’s pastor at Chestnut Memorial UMC, “He was a disciple of the lord, God was very true to his heart and mind and that really affected all of the things he did.”
Tim was an Eagle Scout and a leader of Boy Scouts Troop 11 at the church.
He also served on the church’s Board of Trustees. “I don’t think you can walk on church property without having seen Tim’s influence,” said. Chapman. “His hand prints are all over the buildings and grounds and inside our building here.”
Jennifer Boykin, president of the Newport News Shipyard, said the accident that led to Ewing’s death is under investigation. The 58-year-old construction supervisor was working inside a small tank on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier when he fell.
At the shipyard, Ewing coordinated Boy Scout volunteers for ship christenings, Boykin said. Just last week, Ewing was honored by the shipyard with an ethics award for “credibility in his actions, honesty and never-quit attitude.”