Former dean, professor McEwen dies at 84

Communications Staff — December 8, 2011

Former dean and professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Jack H. McEwen, died Dec. 5, 2011.

McEwen, 84, served the seminary as a professor and academic dean of the School of Christian Education from 1980 to 1983. McEwen, born in Charleston, S.C., pastored churches in the Chattanooga, Tenn. area for nearly two decades. After leaving Southern, he was an academic dean at Chattanooga State Community College from 1983 to 1998.

McEwen is survived by his wife of 62 years, June Holland McEwen, two children and four grandchildren.

First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, where McEwen pastored in the 1970s and 1980s and received the title of Pastor Emeritus, will celebrate McEwen’s life Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. A reception hosted by the family will follow in the FBC of Chattanooga fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to the following in memory of Dr. Jack H. McEwen: First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37405; United Way of Greater Chattanooga, 630 Market St., Chattanooga, TN 37405; the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Ave., Dept. 6806, Chattanooga, TN 37403; or Chattanooga State Community College, Jack H. McEwen Scholarship, 4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406.

Information from Associated Baptist Press and Chattanooga, Tenn.’s Times Free Press contributed to this article.

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