Reginald Lee Shinault Jr.

October 12, 1967 - August 9, 2008

10/12/1967 - 08/09/2008

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Thursday August 14, 2008
7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

REGINALD LEE SHINAULT

CHESAPEAKE- Reginald Lee “Reggie” Shinault Jr., 40, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 9, 2008.

He was born in Virginia to the late Reggie and Beth Shinault and is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jennifer; three children, Shelby, Katie and Matthew, his best bud; brother and best friend, Donald Shinault and wife, Colleen and their children, Donald, Candys, Karl and Robert; sister, Jennifer Hewitt and husband, Donald and their children, Brittany and Hunter; three aunts; three uncles; father and mother-in-law, Chester and Doris Forehand and a host of extended family and friends.

Reggie was a graduate of Deep Creek High School, class of 86′ and after a short term in the U.S. Marine Corp. he returned to Deep Creek to raise and provide for his family. Reggie was a hard working, honest man who thoroughly loved the work he did as a Master HVAC and project manager. He took great pride and joy in the work that he had done for Chesapeake Controls, Epsilon, Refcon and D.T. Reed Steel.

Reggie was a giver, a giver of his time, his sweat and his friendship. He only knew how to give whole heartedly whether it was to his children, his family, his friends or the kids that he coached. To him everyone was just part of his extended family. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and witty banter. His gift to our family and hopefully to our friends and family will be the remembrance of all those moments, too plentiful to list.

A memorial service to honor his friendship will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a memorial fund for Reggie’s three children, care of the Northern Star Credit Union, 5100 George Washington Hwy, Portsmouth, VA 23702, Acct. #16889suffix3.

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Richard
8 years ago

A FAMILY I’VE KNOWN FOR ALMOST FIFTY YEARS, REGINALD WILL BE MISSED,BUT NOT FORGOTTEN……….

GOD BLESS..

David Immler
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer and family,

I am sorry for your loss, I always looked up to cousin Reggie as a good father and roll model. I will never forget the joy he brought to our old family gatherings, he will be missed.

Sean Barnak
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer,

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I had the benefit and pleasure of knowing Reggie for 30+ years. I can’t begin to tell you how lucky I was to have the chance to call Reggie a friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. God Bless you all.

Coach Mike Johnson and Family
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer, Katie, Shelby and Matt

I am very sorry to hear of Reggies passing. He will be missed by all that knew him. He was a good person always giving of his time for others. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.

Fix Family
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer, Katie, Shelby, and Matthew,

We are sorry for your loss. Reggie was a great man and will be surely missed.

Love Eddie, Lisa, Jessica, Brandon.

Benders
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer, Katie, Shelby, and Matthew,

We were devistated at the news of your loss. Reggie was such a great person and friend. I’m sorry we can’t be there for you and the family, but you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura, Dwayne and Justin

The Rice Family: Ken, Jenny, David & Carolyn
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer, Shelby, Katie & Matt,

We were devastated to learn of the loss of your precious husband and father, Reggie. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Dotson/Carathers Family
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, and Matt,

We are truly saddened by loss of “Coach Reggie”. He was a great man, husband, father, friend, and coach. He will be truly missed in the Deep Creek Community. Our prayers are with you in your time of need.

April, Tuesday, and Tannor

Reed Family
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, and Matt,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Reggie was a special person and will be missed dearly. God bless you all.

Steve, Lynn, Talisa, and Rachel

Brenda Conway
8 years ago

Dear Jennifer, Shelby,Katie and Matt

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda, Jessica and Shelby Conway

Spencer Stanfield
8 years ago

Dear Shelby, Katie, Matthew, and family,

We are very sorry to hear about your loss. You three mean so much to us and if there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Love,

Beth and Spencer Stanfield

Renee Coleman
8 years ago

Dear Shinault Family,

I just wanted to express my condolences for the death of your loved one, Reginald Lee Shinault. All of us have experienced the pain of losing a dear loved one in death. It is at such times that we may wonder how we can cope. As you know, the Bible can be of great help. Psalm 55:22 says: “Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, And he himself will sustain you.” So we can pour out our feelings to God who comforts us in all our distresses and promises to help us endure. The Bible further discusses some practical coping skills such as, talking to a trusted friend about your feelings Proverbs 17:17, writing down your feelings as David did following the death of Saul and Jonathan 2 Samuel 1:17-27, and crying which can serve as an emotional release. Even Jesus Christ-when he was on the earth-âÄúgave way to tearsâÄù over the death of his dear friend Lazarus John 11:33, 35. Please know that death is not the end and it sure was not God’s original purpose for humans to die. I hope you have found these words to be of some encouragement. You have my deepest sympathy.

james Immler
8 years ago

Dear,Jeniffer & family

I am deeply sorry for your loss. If there is something I can do to help please let me know.

Kelley, Jessica, Jillian, and Hayden Jones
8 years ago

Family and friends of Reggie:

Jessica and I offer our very sincere condolences to you all. Reggie went beyond what was necessary at his work and in his friendships and made each visit to our home a special time. We again offer our prayers to your family.

Lisa Arnold
8 years ago

God Bless Reginal and his family. At times like this we tend to get caught up in the pain of our loss, but try to remember the joy Reginald brought to our lives. I know that would be what he would want.

You will be in my prayers.

Becky Hunter
8 years ago

He will be remembered as a good friend and father. I’m sorry for your loss.

Amy Crawford Cernak
8 years ago

I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

suzann fountain lavine
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.

Kevin L. Staton
8 years ago

I just found about Reggie’s passing a couple weeks ago. He had such a strong and personable personality. The last time i saw Reggie was three years ago at NAS Little Creek when he was the project manager for Epsilon. What a wide open personality he had; i think he had just bought a Harley Davidson and was talking enthusiastically about his girls and their softball games. What a nice and fun loving guy! I first met him when he worked at Ches. Controls, the man was a wealth of knowledge and will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss and especially for his children! My deepest sympathies!

Respectfully,

Kevin L. Staton

Thermo-Trol Systems

Jason G. Immler
8 years ago

I just want say I am so very sorry for your loss I loved him & respected him for his life and the way he was just so loving to all.

My family & I will keep you all in our prayers, please let any of us know if we can help in any way.

Margaret A. Immler Trotman
8 years ago

I knew Reggie as the funniest skinniest little boy, when he would come and play w/ my nephews Jason and JP Immler. I am Toni Immler’s Sister in Law~ I pray for his children and wife. Please know that you are surrounded by the love of our Lord and his Angels will soothe and protect you. If you ever need a frined, I am here.

Cathy Dilley
8 years ago

Jen, Shelby, Katie and Matt…I can’t even begin to express… we are so very sorry for your loss. We were in Florida when we got the news, Kayla really wanted me to fly her back. I just want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You know we met on the ballfield…raised our kids on the ballfield…but became more than just parents in the stands, we became friends. We will all really miss Coach Reggie!

Jen if yall ever need anything, the Dilleys will always be here for ya.

Love,

Mike, Cathy, Kayla, Andrew, Sean and Sarah Dilley

Tom,Pam & Jami Furr
8 years ago

Jenn,Shelby,Katie & Matt,

Our prayers are with you. Reggie will be missed, he was a wonderful coach and friend. We love you all very much. What ever we can do, we are here, no matter what time or day.

Katie, I am here for you, I love you, if you need me call 513-2883 anytime. Jami

Stephen, Susan, Haley and Keegan Gleich
8 years ago

Jennifer and family,

We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. The short time we knew Reggie, he was never without a smile and always made us laugh somehow with his wit…

Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. If you all should ever need anything, please feel free to call.

May God bless and guide you through this difficult time.

Tony and Patty Yoder
8 years ago

Jennifer,

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you, Shelby, Katie and Matt are in our thoughts and prayers.

Brittainy Lezon
8 years ago

Jennifer,

I wish there was something I could do or say to take the pain away from you and your family. I am here if you or your children need ANYTHING. Don’t hesitate to ask. I am very sorry to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you. STAY STRONG and you can survive anything.

Lots of Love,

Britt & Austin

SUSAN HOWELL
8 years ago

Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Wayne, Courtney & Laura Griffin
8 years ago

Jennifer, Katie, Shelby & Matt please know we are thinking of you and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you through this time.

The Paulk family
8 years ago

Jennifer, our hearts ache for you and I personally am so deeply saddened by this news. We pray for your family, and ask that God hold and comfort Reggie.

Kathy, Gerry & Rachel Winn
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie & Matt – We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please call. We love you and are here for you.

Renee Temple
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie & Matt my thoughts and prayers are with yall. Reggie was an outstanding friend, man and a great father. He will be greatly missed.

Renee Temple

Shannon & Diana Cole
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie & Matt. We are saddened to hear about your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. If you need anything please dont hesitate to call us. Shannon, Diana, Chris, Mike, Jason and Stacey Cole

Dave, Angie, Darcy and Dayla Kilgore
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie and Matt

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Reggie was a great coworker and always made the days go by faster with his energy and dedication to doing the work he loved. But most of all he was a wonderful man who I had the pleasure of calling FRIEND. May all your special memories comfort you during empty hours.

Inzana
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie and Matt

Reggie was a one in a million and will be missed by all. Remember all the great memories and talk often about them. I know our family has many great stories about Reggie and it brings comfort to remember them. Please know our family will always be here for you all in whatever you need.

Love,

Jim, Tina, Jaimee, Katy and Lindsey

Dengler Family
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie and Matt-

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. We always enjoyed the times Reggie stopped by the house, bearing his famous grin. He was a good man and friend, and he will be missed.

Love,

Timmy, Susie, Sarah & Noah

Simmons Family
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie and Matt,

We are all shocked and saddened beyond words. We will be here for your family as always! Love, Benny, Kim, Amber and Chad

John, Debbie & Brooke Davis
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie and Matt,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything just call. You know your softball family loves you and we are here for you.

John, Debbie & Brooke Davis

Brenda Harlow
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie and Matt, We are so sorry for your loss. Reggie was truly one of the good guys and will be missed deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Shannon,Michael,Mark,Brittanne, and Brenda

Ken, Julie, Felicia and Nick Linville
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, and Matt,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

The Driscoll Family
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, and Matt,

We were shocked and saddened to learn the news about Reggie. He was a great guy who always had a smile on his face.You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Joe, Sandy, Amber, Joey, Jeff, and Courtney

John and Lisa Winn
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, and Matt,

Your in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. Anything you need or we can help with, please let us know.

John, Lisa, Kerry, Christian and Cierra

Eric and Christie Richardson
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, and Matt, we are beyond devastated by the loss of such a wonderful man! Reggie was a unique guy who always made us laugh. Our profound loss is heaven’s gain; Reggie is one very special angel. Eric has lost not only a cousin but a best friend. We will always be here for you; please don’t ever hesitate to ask. God Bless You,

Love Always, Eric, Christie, Olivia, Jacob, and Victoria

Mitchell Family
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, and Matt… Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. You are not alone in your grieving, for we all grieve with you.

In His Grace,

Booker, Tarcela, Kathryn, Robyn

Henry Lee
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, and Matthew,

I have always considered Reggie a true and dear friend. He was a very genuine person and always had a kind word for others and definitely a pleasure to work with. I cannot express enough how i will cherish every memory. Jennifer, you and Reggie have always had such a positive effect on our daughter. Thank you for always being good friends with my family. If you need anything, please call.

McSwain Family
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, Matthew

Please know that you are in our prayers and our hearts. Please remember all the good times and smile he will always be with us in spirit.

Pam/PJ, Shane, David, Tyler, Lauren & Raven

Gregg Mitchell
8 years ago

Jennifer, Shelby, Katie, Matthew and the Shinault family,

Reggie was the kindest person I ever had the pleasure of working with! He had an energy that was infectious. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Marguerite & Roger Goodbred
8 years ago

Jennifer, You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. “Coach Reggie” will always be someone who was a special person in our lives. He taught Krista more than how to be a ball player. He also helped her become the person she is today. If there is anything we can do for you please don’t ever hesitate to ask.

Nana & PapPap

Jennifer Walsh
8 years ago

Jennifer, You are your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am here for you if you need anything. Very sorry for your loss.

Christopher Nicolai
8 years ago

Jennifer,Matt,Shelby and Katy, Reggie was my best friend and he will never ever be forgotten.I will miss him everyday for the rest of my life as I know everyone who knew him will.I cannot put into words how deeply I am affected by this tragic loss.I will always remember the great times we had together,his smile,his willingness to help anyone and especially his company.I can never forget his favorite expression “It’s all good”.

Blalock Family
8 years ago

Jennifer,Shelby,Katie and Matt- we just want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God comfort and keep you at this difficult time. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

Barak,Tracie,Barak Jr., Collin