George Early III


Mr. George William Early III, 83, husband of the late Bertha Mae Wessells and the late Dorothy Ruth Early and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.

A native of Virginia, he was the son of the late George William Early II and the late Imogene Parks Bowden. He was a waterman.

He is survived by seven children, Brian Early, Linda Wessells, Angela Gamboa, Adolfo Gamboa, Randy Spady, Marty Spady, and Debbie Spady; a sister, Susie Early Duer; two grandchildren, Cindy and Amber; and three great-grandchildren, Persaphone, Athenia, and Crystal.

Funeral services are being planned by his family and will be announced at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

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