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.