Robert H. “Bob” Anderson, of Pliny, WV, passed away unexpectantly, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Bob was born on March 14, 1952, in Charleston, WV, to the late Elmer C. Anderson, Sr, and the late Ruth E. Woods Anderson. He was also proceeded in death by the love of his life, Patty Blake Anderson, whom he married, July 21, 1979. Bob and Patty enjoyed living on the family farm, raising horses, gardening, relaxing, and enjoying time together. Later in life, they became avid boaters, and enjoyed spending weekends on their boat, until Patty passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016. In his early years, Bob played Little League Baseball with the Davis Creek League, and excelled at pitching, first base, and short stop. He later played Babe Ruth Baseball with the South Charleston League. Bob was a graduate of South Charleston High School, Class of 1970, where he played football. While in high school, Bob also played bass guitar in the rock band, The Prime Ministers, and played with other bands over the years. Bob graduated from Marshall University, and from there he started his career at GMAC. After leaving GMAC Bob worked at Peter's Chevrolet. His next career was president of United National Bank of Dunbar. Bob, who was always hard working and extremely ambitious, left banking and became the owner of Nitro Dodge. Several years later he also acquired Ripley Chrysler Dodge. While working for Dodge, due to the volume of sales, Bob and Patty enjoyed several trips around the world. After leaving the car business, Bob started a career in the insurance business, working for Met Life and later, for AIG, until he retired, January 2017. Bob had a brilliant mind and enjoyed reading and listening to jazz. Due to his vast knowledge on various subjects, Bob could carry on an intellectual conversation with anyone. He could tell you a story about something that happened 20 or 30 years ago, remembering every single detail, no matter how large or small. Bob's greatest joy was hanging out, smoking his pipe, drinking a beer, and working on his farm, which he always kept immaculate, with the help of his buddies, Greg, Kelli and Toby Show, Aaron Wiseman, and Mike Hatfield. Bob is survived by his brother, Elmer C. Anderson, Jr., (Marilyn), of Mequon, WI, sisters, Debra Anderson-Conliffe (Greg), of Institute, and Marian Anderson Butler (Kenny), of Cross Lanes, niece, Keshia Butler of Shreveport LA, nephew, Clinton Anderson of Milwaukee, WI, his dog, Rowdy, and his companion, Cindy Carte, a friend from years ago, who came back into his life just at the time he needed her most and whom Bob loved dearly. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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