Rickey Darrell Shinault
Rickey Darrell Shinault
  • May 15, 1947 - January 13, 2018
  • Poca, West Virginia

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Rickey D. Shinault, 70, of Poca, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at CAMC Memorial Division.

He was preceded in death by his mother Juanita Goss, stepfather Robert Goss, father Harry Shinault, and maternal grandparents James and Irene Belcher.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving family: James (Alice) Belcher of Charleston; Zachary (Melanie), Aubrey, and Claire Belcher of Charleston; Courtney (Eric) Larch of Kenna; and best friend Franklin Eugene Justice of Charleston.

Rick was retired from the United States Marine Corps having served in Vietnam.

Even though Rick was in a wheelchair for 50 years, it never stopped him from going on with life. After his accident he obtained his pilot's license and flew his own plane, loved to drag race, owned several boats and loved to fish. He also participated in shooting competitions, wheelchair basketball, bowling, and swimming competitions.

In the past few years he became an accomplished gun-builder, and loved camping and hunting with his family and friends.

The family would like to thank the nurses in the Open Heart Recovery Unit, and the nurses in SVIMC, for the wonderful care given to Rick. We would also like to thank all the physicians who took part in Rick's care.

In accordance with Rick's wishes there will be no services and his body will be cremated, and his ashes will be spread in the woods that he loved so much.