Brian Charles Norman, 68, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away in his sleep on February 25, 2022.
Brian was born on August 10, 1953 to Carl and Elizabeth Norman in Wiesbaden, Germany. In his early years, he lived in various places across the world while his father served in the military. He spent his formative years in Savannah, Georgia, where he enjoyed surfing and cutting up around town with his older brother Carl and many friends. Brian graduated high school from Briarcliff H.S. in Atlanta, Georgia.
After graduating with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Georgia, Brian started his career as a News Director at WMAZ in Macon, Georgia. Over his many years in the industry, Brian worked his way up the ladder of journalism, and he won several awards for his work along the way– including an Emmy while working at 11Alive in Atlanta. Throughout his long and successful career in journalism, Brian worked at several television stations across the South: WXIA in Atlanta; WDSU in New Orleans; KRIV in Houston; WAFB in Baton Rouge; WJCL and WTGS in Savannah, Georgia.
While living in Macon, Georgia, Brian met his future wife, Viki Lynn Hilliard. Fittingly, they met at their apartment pool after Brian tried to impress Viki with various stunts of dubious quality while jumping off the diving board. Against all odds, Viki agreed to marry Brian in 1981. They became parents in 1987 with the birth of their first son, Harrison, in Atlanta, Georgia. Their second son, Brian, was born in 1993 in Slidell, Louisiana.
Brian was widely known for his love and enjoyment of four things in life: family, golf, University of Georgia football and great steaks. He shared his enjoyment of these things with his loved ones, and he always brought life and laughter to every gathering that he attended.
Brian is survived by his wife, Viki Hilliard Norman; by his sons Harrison Norman and Brian Norman Jr; and his brother, Carl Norman Jr. Brian was preceded in death by Carl Norman and Elizabeth Gibbons Norman.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy. on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 4:00 PM with a service beginning at 4:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish: https://firstteeebrp.org/ways-to-give/donate/