Sunset at the Ocracoke lighthouse. Photo: C. Leinbach

Kermit Reed Robinson Jr., 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, at his home in Williston, Carteret County.

He was the husband of Carleene Robinson.

Born March 31, 1945, and raised on Ocracoke, he was a son of the late Kermit Reed Robinson Sr. and Ellen Garrish Robinson.

He worked for the NCDOT Ferry Division for more than 25 years and was a commercial fisherman. In the 1950s, he became part of the first mounted Boy Scout troop of Ocracoke.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Matina Lea Robinson of Ocracoke; Pam Scott of Williston; son, William David Robinson of Ocracoke; two granddaughters, Lucy O’Neal of Ocracoke; Chelsey Blondin of Holly Ridge; and grandson, Parker Scott of Beaufort.

He was preceded in death by son, George Robinson.

The family will celebrate his life privately. 

Memorial donations may be made to Ocracoke Working Waterman’s Association, P.O. Box 1689, Ocracoke, NC 27960

The Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, is in charge of arrangements and condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at

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