Obituary for Rev. Earnest Howard Chinault

Rev. Earnest Howard Chinault, 86, of Draper, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  He was born in Draper, on January 29, 1934 to the late Howard Chinault and Margaret Dolly Rupe Chinault.  Earnest graduated from the Divinity School at Duke University in 1970.  He also received an Associate Degree from New River Community College in Pre-teacher curriculum in 1975.  Earnest retired from the United Methodist Church after 31 years of faithful service, and remained a dedicated member of Draper United Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife 0f 39 years, Joyce Covey Chinault.  He is survived by his three sons:  Stephen Howard (Terry) Chinault of Wytheville, Gary Lee (Angela) Chinault of Castle Rock, CO and Brian Earnest (Lisa) Chinault of Draper:  three brothers; Johny Chinault of Pulaski, Clyde Chinault of Dublin, and Billy Chinault of King, NC:  one sister; Nancy Chinault Palmer of Draper:  three grandchildren; Isaak Chinault, Chloe Chinault, and Sophia Chinault, all of Castle Rock, CO.  The family will have a private graveside service in Thornspring Cemetery.  A public memorial service will be held at a later announced time.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Draper United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 93 Draper, Virginia 24324.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting  Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.