Wilson McGregor MacEwen Jr., 76, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at home, surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Macon, Georgia, he was a son of the late Wilson McGregor MacEwen and Dorothy Virginia Smith MacEwen. Mr. MacEwen graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting in 1968 and the University School of Law with Juris Doctor in 1970. He began his career with Arthur Anderson and Co. in Charlotte and later established the firm of Wilson MacEwen and Co. in 1975 and remained the managing partner, until his death, along with his longtime partner Jeff Leighton, who joined the firm in 1990. The company headquarters were designed by his uncle, Bo MacEwen, an architect from Tampa, Florida.
Wilson was a Certified Public Accountant admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the S.C. Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), the N.C. Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), the American Bar Association (ABA), a member of the National Bank of South Carolina Board of Directors since 1984, subsequently, a member of the S.C. Synovus Bank Board of Directors, a former member of the Tuomey Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, a former member of the USC Educational Foundation-Sumter Partnership, a former board member of the Sumter Little Theatre and the Gallery of Arts. He was the comptroller and advisor to the Williams-Brice-Edwards Charitable Trust and was a longtime dedicated advisor and friend to Phil Edwards and Frank Edwards. Wilson was a former member of the Palmetto Rotary Club, an Eagle Scout and an avid University of Georgia Bulldogs fan.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the employees at Wilson MacEwen and Co. for their love and support as well as all the faithful service and dedicated friendship for Pam Wilson, Wardell Epps and Alvie Fulwood,
Surviving are his daughter, Christine MacEwen Green (Brian) of Marietta, Georgia; a beloved grandson, Ethan Green; and one brother, Michael MacEwen.
He was predeceased by a son, Wilson McGregor MacEwen III and a sister, Anne MacEwen Bailey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Church of the Holy Comforter with the Rev. John Sosnowski officiating, along with Bobby Richardson.
The family will receive friends following the service in the Parish Hall.
Private burial will be held at Sumter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Sumter Museum, 122 N. Washington St., Sumter, SC 29150 or to the USC-Sumter Wilson MacEwen and Co. Scholarship Fund, 200 Miller Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral and Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements.
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