Brent Lewis

August 31, 1950 - January 4, 2018

Brent Lewis, 67, passed away on January 4th. He was a brother, an uncle, and a wonderful friend to many. Brent earned his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee University and his Master degrees from the University of Tennessee and Old Dominion University. He was a gentle and caring teacher of students with special needs. Brent worked in special education programs in Tennessee, North Carolina, California, and Virginia. He retired after 17 years from the SECEP program. Brent was a US Navy Veteran proudly serving his country for four years.
One of Brent’s greatest joys in life was running. He completed marathons and dozens of shorter races through the years. He was an avid fisherman and built custom fishing rods. Brent was an artist, a wood carver, and a builder of everything from home improvements projects to bird houses.
Brent is survived by his longtime loving partner Judie Midgett; his brothers Greg Lewis and wife Christine, Mark Lewis and wife Joan, his nieces and nephews, and his beloved furry companions Isabella and Ginger.
A special thank you goes out to Dr. Mark Fleming and his staff at Virginia Oncology Associates for 6 years of compassionate caring and understanding. Memorial contributions may be made in Brent’s memory to an animal charity of one’s choice or to the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

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