Robert “Bob” Odell McEwen, 65, of Savannah died on July 13, 2012 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He was born on December 13, 1946 in Jacksonville to Raleigh and Eileen McEwen and graduated from Baker County High School in 1964, the same year he joined the Navy. He attended GA Southern and worked at Reidsville State Prison as a correctional officer. He was an engineer with CSX until 1986, and also owned and operated MEGA Security Systems. Bob was Past Commander of American Legion Post 135, and an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served in several capacities.Bob was a giving man who generously gave of his time to help others. He was a charter member of the Handyman Club of America. He was the founder of Shag Beach Bop Dance Club, and loved beach music and brought many top beach bands to the area. He was an active participant in Savannah Tea Party, 13th Colony Patriots, Act for America and American Soldiers’ Wife, and neighborhood watch groups. He loved his Lord, his family, America, and wanted freedom upheld.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents. Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Lonna Heick McEwen; son Bill (Corinna) McEwen of Havanna, FL. and daughter Terri Ann McEwen of Tallahassee (both from his first marriage), Renae (Brian) Lowe, Mark (Cheryl) McEwen of Savannah, Ryan McEwen of Columbia, SC and Daniel McEwen of Savannah; six grandchildren; parents Jack and Eileen Parish Harris; siblings Terry (Edie) McEwen of TX, and Janice (John) Bonnell of Valdosta; many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held on July 18 at his church and a private interment followed. Remembrances may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Vascular Foundation.
Fairhaven Funeral Home of Savannah was in charge of arrangements.