Mr. Early Odell Fitzgerald, Jr. age 73 of Brookneal, Virginia, died in his sleep on Friday, December 11, 2020, at his residence.  Born in Big Island, he was the son of Early Odell Fitzgerald, Sr. and Sylvia Bulls Fitzgerald.

Early “Junior” worked for Georgia Pacific paper mill in Big Island for over forty years. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran and was honorably discharged.  He was later employed by the Lynchburg Naval Recruiting Office.

He was a generous family member and friend to many. He loved his job, working beyond his retirement age.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Louise Silk; three sisters, Deborah Gay Fitzgerald, Rhonda Gail Fitzgerald and Joann F. Rorer; devoted cousin, David Fitzgerald, and many other cousins, too numerous to name. 

In respect with Early’s wishes, there will be no memorial services.  Those who knew “Junior,” know he hated being fussed over and would rather give than receive. In lieu of funeral services and flowers, and to honor Junior, we ask that all who wish to remember him to please donate to the Campbell County Humane Society. He was a great lover of all animals and this is what he expressed both through his own donations throughout the years and by his own words.

Condolences may be expressed at www.JeffressFuneralHome.com.  Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home And Cremation Service of Brookneal.