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Waitsell E. "Gene" Gwaltney

July 31, 1932 — March 12, 2020

Waitsell E. “Gene” Gwaltney, 87, of Powhatan, joined his wife, Francis B. Gwaltney, in their heavenly home March 12, 2020. Gene was a 1952 graduate of Powhatan High School and remained close friends with the members of his class. He served our country as a member of the National Guard and throughout a 34-year career with the FBI, where he worked as an office operations specialist on the midnight to 8 a.m. shift. He also operated Gwaltney and Sons Painting full-time during the days. He is survived by his four children, Robert (Kris), Keith (Donna), Brendan Fleming (John), Jennifer Johnson (Chad): eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Gene was a member of both Bethel Baptist Church and May Memorial Baptist Church. Throughout life, he spent the little down time he had loving his family. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy.(Rt.60), Powhatan and services will be held there Monday at 2:30 p.m. Internment Powhatan Community Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to May Memorial Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at bennettbardenfh.com.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, March 15, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bennett & Barden Funeral Home

3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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Service

Monday, March 16, 2020

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Bennett & Barden Funeral Home

3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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