Eugene Edward Lewter

Eugene Edward Lewter

November 09, 1948 - August 29, 2021
Powhatan, VA

Eugene Edward Lewter

November 09, 1948 - August 29, 2021
Powhatan, VA


Eugene Edward Lewter, 72, originally of Chester, passed away at his home August 29th in Powhatan Va. Gene was born in Richmond, November 9, 1948 to Edward LaRoque and Rennie Long Lewter.
He graduated Meadowbrook High School Class of 1967 and Chowan College in Murfreesboro NC., and attended VCU in Richmond. Gene married Betsy Gentle, formerly of Richmond and they have one daughter, Jennifer (Michael) Blatt of Atlanta, Ga area. He leaves his loving wife of 21 years, Donna Martin Lewter, originally of Dresden, Tn. He leaves his sisters, Barbara Hoke of Colonial Heights, Va., and Teresa Purves (Tom) of Chester, Va. He also leaves two stepsons, Chris Wright (Deena) of Chesterfield Va. and Dr. Nick Wilson (Cindy) of Colfax NC. and a step grandson Matt Wright (Mallory) of Durham NC. He leaves several nieces and nephews and a host of cousins. Cindy Shelton was his caregiver and was a dear friend to him and Donna. Special thanks to Amedisys Hospice and their wonderful nursing staff. Gene was a Local 10 Plumber/Pipefitter for over 20 years. He started teaching at Chesterfield Technical Center in 1995 and retired in 2007. He loved teaching, his students and all the staff. His favorite things were swimming, skiing and boating on the James River in his Searay and driving Corvettes, Camaros and he loved # 3 in NASCAR. He was a member of Richmond Corvette Club. He was a member of Sons of Confederacy Chester Station Camp 1503. His mausoleum entombment will be held on Friday September 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Hollywood Cemetery at the Palmer’s Mausoleum. Anyone wishing to share a memory of times spent with Gene is encouraged to do so.  Please bring a mask. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, or your favorite charity. Online condolences at

“You can rest now sweetheart,
For a little while we must part.
But we’ll see each other soon,
On the far side of the moon”




Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: September 3, 2021 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Hollywood Cemetery
  • Location: 412 S Cherry St. Richmond, VA 23220 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 648-8501

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4 responses to Eugene Edward Lewter

  1. Well you beat me for once Lewter ! Although we lost contact in recent years, I’ll always remember the “Gogbill Crew” and all of the good times we had at Meadowbrook. Feel like skipping class ? See you on the other side Bro…

    Mike Howerton, Meadowbrook, Class of 1966

    1. Donna Lewter says:

      I think I erred putting 1967 for Gene’s class. But things were really crazy and I guess people who knew him will know. Thank you for your message. Gene would have liked that as he thought so much of you.

  2. I will miss your smile & sense of humor. I loved you as my uncle and the fact that you loved my Aunt Donna so very much. Sweet dreams to a sweet man. Leigh Anne

  3. I worked as an interpreter at Chesterfield Tech, 2001-2002 after I retired from teaching high school Spanish. Interpreting for the Hispanic students in Mr. Lewter’s class gave me the chance to know Eugene as a wonderful teacher and a good example for his students. I will long remember the humorous stories he told the students about some of his job experiences. His class is one of the reasons I cherish the experience I had at the tech center. He was an excellent example of teaching in a technical field. HIs students profited greatly by what they learned in his class. My heart is with his family and friends at the loss of this dear man.

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