Wade Hamilton Fitzgerald, Sr. of Cheriton

November 13, 2023
Wade Hamilton Fitzgerald

Wade Hamilton Fitzgerald, Sr., 96, husband of the late Martha Mister Fitzgerald and a resident of Cheriton, VA, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation in Parksley, VA. A native of Cheriton, he was the son of the late Wilbur F. Fitzgerald and the late Fannie Hamilton Fitzgerald. He was a United States 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 Hamilton Fitzgerald (Gail) of Cheriton; a brother, Grayson Fitzgerald; two grandchildren, Lyle Hopkins (Ariel) of Chesterfield, VA, and Adrienne Hopkins (Adam) of Aurora, CO; 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, November 18, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Cape Charles Cemetery with Reverend Randy Timmerman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Cheriton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 297, Cheriton, VA 23316.

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

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

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