May 12, 1960 – September 9, 2020
KILL DEVIL HILLS — Eric William (Rick) Holzhaeuser passed away on 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 his son, Eric Jr (Sabrina) from Newport News, Virginia, his 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. He spent his early years in Virginia Beach, Virginia before moving to his beloved Outer Banks in North Carolina. He will be missed by a loving family and his many friends.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be a memorial service at a later date.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.