Scott W. Ewing was born in Boston, MA in 1955 and then as a baby he and his family moved to California.
As a toddler he was taught by his father that anything could be repaired, so his love of cars and anything mechanical began. As a young boy he would grab a wrench and lie in the driveway under a car and learn everything he could.
In his teens he moved to Punta Gorda, FL, attended Charlotte High School and pursued his love of cars in their auto shop program. He attended night school to become a certified mechanic. He worked at the local dealership after school and on weekends and then once he graduated full-time, before enlisting in the Army, where he was stationed at Fort Knox, KY as a track vehicle mechanic.
While in the Army, Scott and Linda met, married and moved to Florida. They had two children: Adam and Crystal.
Scott’s love of cars, and for that matter anything mechanical, grew and grew in Florida. From cars, trucks, jeeps, ATVs, boats, RC cars, and more. He had a 1,200 sq ft garage to keep his truck, jeep and boat in as they were always clean, waxed and in perfect running condition.
Scott lived his life very simply, living by the rules: take care and be there for your family, work hard, never leave a job unfinished, help when you can and your handshake is your bond. He would always stop when he saw someone needing help along the road and seemed to always have something in the car to get them on their way. He also had a soft spot for animals of any kind.
Scott retired in 2012 after 25 years as lead mechanic at the Peace River Water Supply Authority, where he not only did repairs but taught numerous others his mechanical know how. After retiring he and Linda moved to his dream location of the mountains in Ellijay, where his love of motorcycle and jeep riding and target shooting was finally realized.
God called him home on October 26, 2016, and it is believed God had a ’57 Chevy that he could not get running right and then one of the angels got stuck with their jeep in a mud pit (Scott never got stuck) and heaven needed him more than Linda, his children and grandchildren.
There was nothing he could not fix and that is the reason for this fundraiser in his name. To raise money to put the tools and certification in the hands of our future mechanics at the Gilmer High School Tech Program taught by Ken Martin.
We all need Doctors, Teachers, Police, Firefighters, EMTs, even the stay at home mom, however without the mechanic to build, fix, repair their vehicles, they will never get to you. Please help carry on Scott’s name, the world lost a caring, loving, amazing man and his hands-on know how, but we have the chance to help the GHS Tech Program with our next generation of mechanics.