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Earnest

Gordon " Earnie"

Shinault Sr.

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July 17, 2020

Earnest Gordon "Earnie" Shinault Sr., 68, of 5500 Johnsons Creek Road, died, Friday, July 17,2020, at his home. Mr. Shinault was born November 17, 1951, in Alleghany County a son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Miller Shinault. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Evelyn Clark, six brothers James Shinault, Dennis Shinault, Donald Shinualt Sr. , McKinnley Shinault, Tollace Shinault, Jerry Shinault, and Raymond Shinault Jr. He was a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. He was an avid outdoorsman, playing and coaching softball and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He loved playing jokes and spending time with family to include Ryan Shinault who was raised in the home and Whitney Nida as well as great grandchildren Dawson Nida and Brooklyn Shinault. Surviving are his Wife of 48 years, Virginia Cook Shinault, of Covington; his Son and Daughter-in-law, Earnest Shinault Jr. and Misty, of Iron Gate; his Daughters, Jeannie Whitt and her Husband, Donnie, II, and Kimberly Walker, all of Covington; 16 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two Brothers, Ted Shinault and his Wife, Arlene, of Covington and Victor Shinault and his Wife, Tina, of Clifton Forge; two Sisters-in-law, Loretta Shinault and Jean Shinault, both of Covington, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Edith Snedegar officiating. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Ryan Shinault, Jordan Shinault, Dustin Nida, Wayne Myers, Donnie Whitt, III, Alan Cook, and Jeremy Crawford. Alternate pallbearers will be Randy Paxton, Pickle Johnson and Brad Cook. The family will receive their friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home. Cemetery Information Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Wednesday, July 22, 2020 02:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Tuesday, July 21, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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Donna S. Nicely

Apr 20, 2024

Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May God bless you and may his influence live on in the lives he touched along life’s way.

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Mike and April Rose

Apr 20, 2024

Johnny was a good dear friend,who will be missed immensely.Our deepest sympathy to the Nida family.

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Pete and Mary Hutchison, Jr

Apr 19, 2024

Thankful for the many wonderful memories from our motorcycle trips. Prayers for peace and comfort.

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