USAF ROTORHEAD Members
Grant D. Kerber
1959 – 1963, at Moody AFB, GA., with Det. 54, EARC as a Pilot for H-19, H-43A, H-43B.
1963 – 1964, at Thule Air Base, Greenland with Det. 1, 54th ARSq. as a pilot on HH-43B’s.
1964 – 1966, at Robbins AFB, GA., with Hq. EARRC as standardization/safety officer.
1966 – 1967, at Wheelus Air Base, Libya with the 58th ARRSq. as a pilot on HH-43B’s.
1967 – 1970, at Richard Gebaur AFB, MO. with Hq. CARRC as Flying Safety Officer on HH-43B’s.
1970 – 1971, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, RVN with the 3rd ARRGp. as the Helicopter Flying Safety Officer
1971 – 1973, at Scott AFB, IL. with Hq. ARRS as the Helicopter Safety Officer.
1973 – 1976 At Homestead AFB, FL. with Det. 1, 39th ARRSq. as Commander of the UH-1 Unit.
1976 – 1978 At Cameron Station, Alex., VA. as Chief of flight operations and specialized safety, quality control division, defense logistics agency.
Grant David Kerber, USAF (Retired)
February 5, 1935 – February 21, 2020
Grant David Kerber, age 85, of Westfield NC in Stokes County, went to be with Jesus, his Lord and Saviour on February 21st. Grant was born in 1935 in Myrtle Point, Oregon to Homer and Eva Kerber.
His childhood stories of growing up in the logging woods kept all who knew him captivated. He met the love of his life, Myra Marlow in high school and they were married his senior year of college at Oregon State in Corvallis Oregon.
Grant went back to his high school and taught/coached for one year before going into the Air Force to become a helicopter pilot. With two children, Barbara Ann and William “Bill” Marlow, Grant and Myra traveled the world where he was stationed as a pilot and safety officer.
With twenty years of service, and having become a “born again Christian”, he retired and went into church administration and teaching again. His influence on men and women both young and old is evident by how they lived their lives generation to generation.
His legacy was one of a “Gentle Giant” with a big heart, great love, and incredible generosity. He loved being with his family for gatherings and meals. He loved his church family and his “Tuesday Men’s Lunch”. He was part of many community church families some of which were in St. Louis, Miami, Washington DC, Tallahassee, and the last 21 years at Reynolda Presbyterian Church in Winston Salem, NC.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Myra Marlow Kerber. They were married 55 years until her death on December 14th, 2011. Grant is also preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Eva Kerber. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Keith) Bollman and son William “Bill” (Susan) Kerber. Grant is also survived by his only sister Pat (Dan) Montague of Washington State and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Wood, along with many nephews and nieces. Grant had fourteen grandchildren, Michelle (Erik) Duncan, Amy (Joseph) Nichols, Jeremy (Michelle) Bollman, Katie (Ryan) Oelschlager, Kelly (Micah) Wilkes, Lica (Tyler) Garnett, Jamie (Luke) Lambert, Grant (Whitney) Metcalf, Charles Bollman, Marlow (John) Robinson, Carson (fiance’ Justin Rogers) Bollman, Bailey (Trevor) Johnson, Stephanie (Bart) Adkins, Stephen (Shay) Kerber and Kimberly (Cal) Beck. Grant is also survived by thirty great-grandchildren.
Grant will have a military burial with full honors at Arlington Cemetery where he will join his wife Myra Marlow Kerber.
The family wishes in lieu of flowers that donations would be given to one of the many ministries he supported over the years. Keating Christian Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org 336 725 9660 2813 Wesleyan Lane Winston Salem, NC 27106
The family wishes to thank so many for all their love, notes, food and most of all shared memories.
“For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Phil 1:20
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” 2 Timothy 4:7
- Barbara Bollman (Keith), Daughter
- William “Bill” Kerber (Susan), Son
- Pat Montague (Dan), Sister
- Cheryl Wood, Sister-in-law
- Michelle Duncan (Erik), Grandchild
- Amy Nichols (Joseph), Grandchild
- Jeremy Bollman (Michelle), Grandchild
- Katie Oelschlager (Ryan), Grandchild
- Kelly Wilkes (Micah), Grandchild
- Lica Garnett (Tyler), Grandchild
- Jamie Lambert (Luke), Grandchild
- Grant Metcalf (Whitney), Grandchild
- Charles Bollman, Grandchild
- Marlow Robinson (John), Grandchild
- Carson Bollman (Justin Rogers), Grandchild
- Bailey Johnson (Trevor), Grandchild
- Stephanie Adkins (Bart), Grandchild
- Stephen Kerber (Shay), Grandchild
- Kimberly Beck (Cal), Grandchild
- Grant is also survived by thirty great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
- William Kerber
- Keith Bollman
- Grant Metcalf
- Stephen Kerber
- Jeremy Bollman
- Charles Bollman
- Erik Duncan
- Micah Wilkes
- Bart Adkins