Eric William Holzhaeuser

Published 6:16 am Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Eric William (Rick) Holzhaeuser died September 9, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on May 12, 1960 to Arthur E. Holzhaeuser and Gail C. Shoppell Holzhaeuser in Portsmouth, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law Bernie Gayheart and Mike Sweitzer and nephew Curt R. Stafford. He is survived by son, Eric Jr. (Sabrina) from Newport News, Va., son Daniel from Virginia Beach, Virginia, his sisters Susan Stafford (Curt) from Flora Vista, New Mexico, Karen Sweitzer from Milmont Park, Pennsylvania, Candace Gayheart (Jeff) from Merritt, North Carolina, Kathryn Holzhaeuser (Cheech) and brother Arthur Holzhaeuser from Virginia Beach, Virginia, seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews and special friend Christine Dolinger and her children and grandchildren.

He made his way in life by acquiring skills that were mostly self-taught and became a professional drywaller. He was also a life-long sportsman, fisherman, and hunter.

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In keeping with his wishes, there will be a memorial service at a later date.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at