Wade Fitzgerald


Mr. Wade Hamilton Fitzgerald Sr., 96, husband of the late Martha Mister Fitzgerald and a resident of Cheriton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation in Parksley.

A native of Cheriton, he was the son of the late Wilbur F. Fitzgerald and the late Fannie Hamiliton Fitzgerald. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired farmer, was involved in many ventures including a gas station, F&R Hardware, F&R Trucking, and Tatum’s Grocery Store, was a past member of Northampton County Board of Supervisors, former Town of Cheriton Mayor, member of Capeville Masonic Lodge #107 AF & AM, member of Royal Arch Chapter #12, and charter member of Cheriton Fire Company.

He is survived by a son, Wade Hamiliton Fitzgerald (Gail), of Cheriton; a brother, Grayson Fitzgerald; two grandchildren, Lyle Hopkins (Ariel) of Chesterfield, Va., and Adrienne Hopkins (Adam) of Aurora, Colo.; and nine great-grandchildren, Jasper, Ender, Orion, Luna, Lilith Cindy, Howie, Zack, Douglas, and Vivienne.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy K. Hopkins; a brother, Wilbur Fitzgerald Jr.; and a sister, Virginia Jones.

A graveside service with military honors will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Cape Charles Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Timmerman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cheriton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 297, Cheriton, VA 23316.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

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

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