Mr. Richard Ernest Anderson, age 45 of Dobson, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem. Mr. Anderson was born on December 22, 1977, in Forsyth County, North Carolina to Linda Dawson Anderson Brinkley and the late Bobby Anderson. Richard was a loving husband, stepfather, step grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Surviving is his wife, April Irwin Anderson; two stepsons, Michael Chittester, Mark Chittester; four step grandchildren, Michael Knapp, Annabell Chittester, Alannah Knapp, Makayla Chittester; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert Anderson and Donna; and his mother, Linda Dawson Anderson Brinkley. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his father Bobby Anderson. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy has been entrusted with the arrangements.