Patrick W. “Pappy” Earnest, 50, of Riner, VA. Passed away on Friday May 1, 2020. Pappy was an incredible chef, an awesome DJ, the funniest comedian, a thoughtful nurse, a wonderful friend, and an extraordinary father. He left his mark on everyone that got the pleasure to know him. Although his time wasn’t long enough, he made the most out of the years he was given. He spent the years traveling, fishing, and enjoying life. The stories he shared are some that will live on forever! Eat some good food, tell your best joke, and listen to your favorite music in honor of this Rockstar. Patrick was preceded in death by his father Tommy L. Earnest Sr. He is survived by his three children, Issac Earnest, Leah Earnest, Megan Earnest; mother, Marie B. Earnest; brother, Tommy L. Earnest Jr. (Amanda) along with two nephews. “The road goes on forever and the party never ends“ - Robert Earl Keen. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 at Gardner Funeral Home from 1pm-4pm. The family has requested that if you choose to be in attendance at the memorial that you wear a mask while in the facilities.