Richard Price Baer
Price Baer, 72, of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina passed away in the
early morning hours of Sunday, October 9th 2016 at the Outer Banks
Richard was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Richard
P. Baer II and Frances Kerns Baer on January 13th 1944. He grew up in
Edenton, NC and summered in Kill Devil Hills with his family nearly
every year until they moved here permanently. He attended St. Andrew’s
School in Middletown, DE and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1967.
Richard took over the management of the Outer Banks Trading Post on the
beach road in Kill Devil Hills from “Mama and Papa Baer” until
1986. He then opened and operated a year-round property
management company, Baer’s Cottages and Properties.
was a very active community member and leader, devoting countless hours
to a wide variety of volunteer activities. He served as Kill Devil
Hills Town Commissioner, on the Zoning Board of Adjustments, and on the
Dare County School Board. He devoted many years and hours to the North
Banks Rotary, Missions of Mercy Dental Care program, and the Dare
Literacy Council as a tutor. He founded the Kill Devil Hills chapter of
the Sons of the American Revolution. He served as Troop Committee
Chairman and Scoutmaster for Troop 117 of Kitty Hawk United Methodist
Church assisting numerous youth to reach the Eagle Scout honor. He
attended the 1995 World Jamboree in the Netherlands as well as serving
as a Scoutmaster for the 2001 National Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill,
Virginia. A longtime member of the KHUMC, his contributions included
teaching Sunday School as well as serving on their board of Trustee’s
currently as chairman. Richard loved the study of genealogy. A
consummate student of history, he loved telling stories of our family’s
past, and recounting the rich history of the Outer Banks.
Richard was preceded in death by his brother Arthur Pue Baer.
is survived by his wife, Priscilla “Sunny” Small, sons Luke S. Baer and
Alexander D. Baer, daughter Elizabeth Zoe Baer and her husband Eric L.
Meibos, sisters Elizabeth Baer of Claiborne, Maryland, and Priscilla
Baer of Easton, Maryland, and grandson Alden Quinn Baer Meibos.
memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, October 23rd at Kitty
Hawk United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund for the Needy at the Kitty Hawk United
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was
entrusted with arrangements.
Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. 6917 S. Croatan
Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959