Joe Brian Hobbs of McKinney, Texas passed away on December 23, 2021 at the age of 54. He was born on December 8, 1967 to Joe Dean and Effie Claudine (Giles) Hobbs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Brian grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1986.
Brian graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1991 with a degree in Finance. During his time at OSU, he was a proud member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity where he held the offices of Pledge Trainer & chapter President. While at Oklahoma State, Brian met his wife, Shelle A. Sturdevant. They were married on May 15, 1993 in Enid, Oklahoma. Brian attended Oklahoma City University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1994. He was a member of the Oklahoma State Bar Association.
Brian focused his entire career on insurance litigation. He co-founded TransEleven Claims Managers in 2014 after serving as the President of Professional Claims Managers for over 17 years. Under Brian’s leadership, TransEleven has grown to be one of the most respected third-party claims administrators in the US serving the London Insurance Market. A highly regarded veteran of the insurance industry, Brian’s true passion was the London Marketplace. He considered it a privilege to serve Underwriters at Lloyds. Over the years his clients and coworkers, both in the US and London, became friends and he had many.
Beyond his talent as an attorney, Brian was a devoted husband and father of three beautiful children, Dyson, Davis and Evie. He spent many years coaching basketball and soccer for his children’s various teams. He was constantly mentoring and cheering them in their chosen interests. His love for his children was immeasurable. Brian also always made his wife, Shelle, a priority. Regular date nights, weekends away, long talks and lots of laughter helped them navigate 28 years of marriage.
Ever the athlete, Brian enjoyed playing competitive basketball in his youth. Later in life, golf was his favorite sport. He loved golfing most weekends with his lifelong Edmond friends, who were truly like family. A great day on the course with his mates made for some incredible memories. He cherished those times.
Brian’s legacy will live on through his decision to be an organ donor. This generous act will undoubtedly touch countless others as the family members and friends of the recipients who will forever be impacted by their improved quality of life made possible through these selfless gifts.
Brian is survived by his wife, Shelle A. Hobbs of McKinney, Texas; children, Dyson, Davis and Evie Hobbs all of McKinney, Texas; sister, Deanna Hobbs Williamson and husband, John of St. Albans, England; brother, David Hobbs of Portland, Oregon; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 3, 2022 at the First Methodist Church of McKinney, 315 North Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069. The service will be live streamed at https://www.sharingtheheart.org/media/livestream. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family suggests any memorials be made to Disabled American Veterans in Brian’s name.
The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday, January 2, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.