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Lester  Eugene
Lester Eugene "Gene" Chammings

March 2, 1962 - April 6, 2019
Born in Newton, NJ
Resided in Stillwater, NJ

Obituary

Lester Eugene "Gene" Chammings, Jr., 57, of Stillwater, died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at home.

Gene was born in Newton and raised in Stillwater; he was a life long Sussex Co. resident. He studied automotive at the Sussex Co. Vo. Tech High School and went on to be the owner/ operator of LC Service in Stillwater for more than 30 years. Gene loved his customers and always strived to go above and beyond for them. He was also an avid supporter of the Paulinskill Lake Association; Gene belonged to their road department for 20 years and was dedicated to keeping the lake community's roads clear and up to date.

Gene was extremely generous and charitable; he donated and supported many local recreation groups and charities. He was a dedicated and hard-working man, he enjoyed plowing snow, mowing the lawn, and absolutely loved farming, especially caring for his horses and foals. Aside from his business, Gene also had a passion and love for racecars, specifically sprint car racing.

Gene was predeceased by his father, Lester Chammings, Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rebecca Smiecinski Chammings, whom he was with for 11 years; his son, Derek Chammings; his mother, Jane Budd; his sisters, Sandy Hamilton and husband, Dan, Debbie Brooks and husband, Larry, and Cindy Brown and husband, Bill; 4 nephews; 7 nieces; and many extended family members and close friends.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St. Newton. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019, at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, at the Stillwater Fire House, 929 Stillwater Rd, Stillwater.

The family has requested that guests wear LC Service attire, if they own any, to the visitation and services in Gene's memory.

Memorial donations may be made to Stillwater Wrestling, 914 East Walnut Dr, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be made at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

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Memorial Visitation
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Memorial Service
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, April 12, 2019
10:30 AM
Celebration of Life
Stillwater Fire Hall
929 Stillwater Road
Stillwater Township (Newt, NJ 07860
Friday, April 12, 2019
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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