Funeral Services Set for Former Big Spring Mayor Russ McEwen

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Funeral services have been set for former Big Spring Mayor Russ McEwen.

He passed away on Sunday at the age of 63.

Russ McEwen started to serve the community as a City Council representative in the 1980's.

He came back in the late '90's to finish out the term of Mayor Tim Blackshear.

He was then elected his first full term as Mayor and served until 2010.

Last February, the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce named him "Man of the Year."

McEwen is survived by his wife, Laura, three children and numerous grandchildren.

His funeral will be at Trinity Baptist Church of Big Spring on Wednesday.

The service is expected to start at 10 a.m.