WHITE STONE—Eugene Childress Lewis, 89, of White Stone passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017.
Born in White Stone on March 20, 1927, to the late William Grover Lewis and Nellie Ruth Ward Lewis, he was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 47 years, Edith Virginia Clough Lewis; son, Brian Eugene Lewis; second wife, Virginia Frances Caudill Lewis; brother, Ronald Hall Lewis; and sister, Thelma Lewis Coghill.
He worked for many years on the water as a tugboat captain, lastly with Chevron Texaco, through 1989 when he retired. He was widely known and respected for his knowledge of the harbors up and down the east coast and the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Lewis was a longtime member and deacon of Morattico Baptist Church, Kilmarnock. He was also a past member of the Lions Club and the local Crime Stoppers. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-52 during the Korean War.
He is survived by his daughter, Charla Gene Compton of Critz; sons, Kevin Reid (Diana) Lewis of Grafton and Marshall Blaine (Jill) Lewis of Franklin, Tenn; sister, Corrine Lewis Caneva of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepson, Ken (Deborah) Caudill of Dale City; stepdaughters, Sherry (Walter) Harcum of Mollusk and Deborah Caudill of Emmerton; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; four nieces; and four nephews.
The family would like to thank both his caregiver, Ms. Dearie Braun and the hospice staff of Riverside Hospice, Tappahannock, for the wonderful care they gave to Mr. Lewis as his health declined.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, January 28, at 1 p.m. with viewing at 11:30 a.m. at Morattico Baptist Church, Kilmarnock. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Riverside Hospice, 289 Hospital Road, Ste 201, Tappahannock, Va. 22560 or Morattico Baptist Church, Kilmarnock, Va. 22482.