Windy Belote


Mr. Harvey W. Belote III, or “Windy” as known to many, 74, husband of Jane Dare Kellam Belote, passed away at his home in Cape Charles Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.

A native of Cape Charles, he was the son of the late Harvey W. Belote Jr. and the late Mary Goffigon Belote. He was a retired farmer and crop duster on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Harvey was a true steward of the land and was committed to its service. When he wasn’t plowing the fields or soaring the skies in his infamous yellow biplane, he was serving on just about every vegetable committee and board he could. His service included the Virginia Seed Potato Board, the Association of Virginia Potato and Vegetable Growers Inc., of which he was president, the National Potato Board, the Eastern Shore Basin Committee, and the Pesticide Control Board. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors for Northampton County Farm Bureau for 20 years. He was a lifelong member of Holmes Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his loving wife of 53 years, he is survived by his daughter, Paige B. Addison, and her husband, Hunt; his son, Benjamin M. Belote, and his wife, Jenny; his grandchildren: Kellam Addison McQuitty and her husband, Sam, Ethan M. Belote, and Caroline H. Belote; his sister, Jan Goffigon Belote; his brother, Reade Hardin Belote; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Capeville Masonic Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeff Conrow officiating accompanied by Barry Downing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holmes Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 258, Cheriton, VA 23316, or Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 41, Cheriton, VA 23316.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.
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