L. Eugene Plummer, M.D., 72, of Stout, died Monday (Oct. 1, 2012) at his residence.
He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Wheeling, W.Va., to the late Lewis E. and Margaret Roberts Plummer. He was a graduate of Fort Frye High School in Marietta and furthered his education at The Ohio State University and then graduated from the Ohio State University Medical School. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran, a member of American Union Masonic Lodge #1 and Al Bedoo Shrine in Billings, Montana. He was currently working at the VA Clinic in Portsmouth. Prior to coming to Portsmouth, Gene practiced medicine in Marietta for more than 25 years. He was the chief of staff at Marietta Memorial Hospital and was also the former Marietta Health commissioner. He was also one of the founders of Safetytown in Marietta. He also practiced in Billings, Montana for 15 years at St. Vincent Healthcare and also on the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Reservation for Indian Health. He was a blacksmith and loved to do woodworking.
Gene is survived by his wife, Virginia Wooddell Plummer, whom he married on July 4, 1990 in Marietta; one son, Christopher Plummer of Lafayette, Calif.; two daughters, Kimberly Kennedy of Arvada, Colo., and Mary Katherine Perez of Orlando, Fla.; three stepsons, Michael Casto of Horner, W.Va., James Casto of Billings Mont., and Matthew Casto of Evans, W.Va.; a sister, Mary Margaret Boesch of Tampa, Fla.; along with 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday (Oct. 5, 2012) at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Chris Wiseman officiating. Military rites will be presented by James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday. The family requests that any donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com