Ernest (Rick) F. Kerber Jr.

Published 12:51 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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August 5, 1946 – September 9, 2022

Nags Head, NC – On September 9, 2022, Ernest (Rick) F. Kerber Jr., 76, of Nags Head, NC, passed away comfortably at his home with a full moon glowing over the Roanoke Sound.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Teresa; his loving, thoughtful, and compassionate daughter Jessica Kerber Morgan (Clay) of Kill Devil Hills, NC; the joys of his later life, Maddie and Kate Morgan (granddaughters); Shirley Ann Duboff (sister) and Pamela Ruth Palazzi (niece) of Southern Shores, NC; nephew Warren Sondervan (Marie) of Penhook, VA; beloved extended family and very dear friends. He was preceded in death by Ruth and Ernest Kerber (parents) and sisters Linda Ruth Palazzi and Barbara Lois Sondervan.

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Rick was a native of South Plainfield, NJ. In 1971, he and his wife moved to Edenton, NC; and then in 1984, moved to Nags Head due to their dream for a daily life and future retirement by the ocean. He secured work at Davis Boat Works and the Town of Nags Head, but mostly enjoyed his love of cooking at various restaurants on the Outer Banks. His being could best be described as a man who put his love of his family first, but also acted to promote someone else’s welfare, even at a cost or risk to himself.

The family would like to thank the local medical community and Albemarle Home Care & Hospice for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to: Spay and Neuter Today (Debbie & Don Dowty), 501 c3, 515 S. Hesperides Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959, Cell: 252.573.8777.

According to his wishes, there will be no services and internment will be private.

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