Robert Earl Lanier, 70, of Powells Point, NC passed suddenly on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Bobby or Bob, depending on who you were, didn’t know a stranger. He moved his family, wife Margie, and children Kim Wentz (Charles), Chad Tomlin (Sabrina), and Larry Tomlin (Amber) down to the Outer Banks in 1980. From there he went on to build many of the homes on the OBX as a Master Carpenter. He served his community by working with Dare County EMS and as a Volunteer Firefighter in Kill Devil Hills and Manns Harbor.