Lewis McCauley Chenault

Virginia Lawyers Weekly//October 7, 2019

Lewis McCauley Chenault

Virginia Lawyers Weekly//October 7, 2019

Hanover County lawyer Lewis McCauley “Mac” Chenault died of cancer Sept. 6. He was 67.

Mr. Chenault grew up in Aylett and graduated from high school in King William. After earned his B.A. in 1974 from the College of William and Mary, he returned to King William High School as a teacher.

He decided to follow his father’s path and become a lawyer, earning his law degree from the University of Richmond in 1980. He practiced first in Aylett, then in Hanover County, for 39 years.

CHENAULT, Mr. Lewis McCauley, 67, a resident of Hanover, Virginia, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Chenault, known throughout his life as “Mac,” was born on October 7, 1951, and raised in Aylett, Virginia. He was the son of the late Herman Lewis Chenault and Margaret Burroughs Chenault.

Mr. Chenault served as the King William County Attorney, as a board member of the Bank of Essex (now known as Essex Bank) and as president of the Hanover Education Foundation. He was a member of Bon Air Title Agency Inc., the Hanover Bar Association and the Mechanicsville Rotary. He also was a trustee for the Mattaponi Indian Tribe.

Mr. Chenault enjoyed duck hunting, fresh water fishing and off shore fishing. He also liked to travl, with Italy and St. Martin in the Caribbean as favorite destinations.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Victoria Root Chenault; and his children, Eliza Chenault Hamnett and Brooking Ashley Chenault; his grandsons, William Lawrence Hamnett IV and McCauley Latane Hamnett; and a sister, Donna Lynn Chenault.


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