Brian Matthew Anderson (lil dupie) was born in Marlinton, West Virginia, on August 22, 1960, to Rose and Emery Anderson. He was raised in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. He graduated high school from Greenbriar East in the class of 1978. Brian continued his education at West Virginia Institute of Technology where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Shortly after graduating, he married the love of his life and better half, Lori Lynn Lobban. Work took him all around the country starting in Lewisburg, WV, with ABB and ending in Houston, TX, with Orbital Gas. Brian’s first three children, Jordan, Mallori and Levi, were all born in Huntington, WV. His fourth child, Alec, was born in Houston, TX.
Brian poured his heart and soul into his family. He was first and foremost a phenomenal husband. Brian and Lori shared a beautiful 34 years together. The two of them were a team through it all. No matter what life threw their direction, they remained a team. In sickness and in health, during the good and the bad, they were there for each other and always had each other’s best interests at heart.
He supported his children in every fashion of life; they were his light and his world. He instilled his love for chemical engineering in Jordan. He would stay up late nights working on homework and talking about life with Mallori. He would travel to every gymnastics meet with Levi. He would sit and watch television in his La-Z-Boy and solve Rubik’s Cubes with Alec. He played basketball with his boys up until his last days. No matter what it was, if his kids were doing it… he was doing it.
Brian was a brother to Rodney, Dirk, and Walter. He was a brother-in-law to Charley, Krista and Johnny Lobban. As well as Lizabeth Rogers. He was an uncle to Josh, Jill, Jane, and Jo Rogers as well as Karlee, Kendra, Kasey, and Kara Lobban.
Brian wore many different hats. He was a husband, father, coach, mentor, engineer, etc. He loved learning new things and working on projects around the house. If there was something he didn’t know, he would figure it out. He was absolutely fascinated by science and space. He was a chemical engineer specializing in instrumentation and analyzers for 37 years. He also spent his Saturday nights with his wife and kids as a coach at a parents’ night out program for many years. He was a member of the united Methodists church.
He was an absolute beacon of light to everyone he encountered throughout his life. Always teaching how to see the positive in life and finding a way to make a joke at everything. Brian had a presence of peace as he handled every life situation with the calmest of attitudes. His legacy will continue on through his wife and children.
Brian will be laid to rest in Alderson, West Virginia.
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In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations of sympathy be made in honor of West Virginia University School of Pharmacy or NCAA men’s gymnastics.
West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
PO Box 1650
Morgantown, WV 26507
NCAA Men’s Gymnastics
College Gymnastics Association