Tuesday Service for Earl Spady, Route 13 Victim

June 9, 2014

A celebration of life service for Earl Wayne Spady, 56, will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Cape Charles Baptist Church with Pastor Russell Goodrich officiating. Mr. Spady died May 30 after being hit by a truck while crossing Route 13 on foot.

A resident of Cape Charles and a native of Northampton County, he was the son of the late William Howard Spady, Sr., and the late Margaret S. Brady Spady. He is survived by a brother, William Howard Spady, Jr., and his wife, Rosemary, of Miamisburg, OH, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Danny Kaye Spady. He was a member of Cape Charles Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cape Charles Baptist Church, 501 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles.




2 Responses to “Tuesday Service for Earl Spady, Route 13 Victim”

  1. Kearn Schemm on June 9th, 2014 4:15 am

    We need safe pedestrian and bike crossings over Route 13, especially near Food Lion. We should be encouraging people to walk and bike across 13, but this tragic loss shows how dangerous such a crossing can be. My condolences to the family.

  2. Hazel Vargas on June 9th, 2014 2:26 pm

    I agree with Kearn Schemm. People are just too dependent on their cars to move around even for distances less than 1 mile. I am also puzzled by the speed limit of 55 mph going into Rt 184 from US 13, a country road, then dropping abruptly for a short time to 40 mph, and then to crawl-speed of 25 mph in Cape Charles. It doesn’t make sense and it’s dangerous. How do you go about making this change? Is there a way and how do you make it happen?