Bobby Dale Hopkins, 75, of Linn Creek, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at his home, after a long battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Linn Creek United Methodist Church, under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. A second memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Osceola. Inurnment will follow in Bear Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Linn Creek United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.
Born in his grandmother's home in Dunnegan on Aug. 3, 1932, he was the son of John Mead Hopkins and Mary Hazel Larew Hopkins Ault. He was a member of the Nevada High School class of 1950 and had an associate degree from State Fair Community College. He worked 15 years for Hallmark cards, leaving to operate his own business in Osceola. He was employed by the State Highway Department for five years until he completed the course of study at St. Paul School of Theology. He pastored churches of Bear Creek, Mt. Zion, Kidd's Chapel and Rockville in St. Clair county; Buckley Chapel, Kirkley Chapel, Prairie Chapel and Ridgeway in Harrison County; Moundville, Bronaugh and Sheldon in Vernon County; Sweet Springs, St. Paul and Elmwood in Saline County; Gallatin and Altamont in Davies County; and two churches in Grundy County. He was active in Boy Scouts and was an honorary warrior in the Tribe of Micosay. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will treasure the wonderful memories he has created for his family and many dear friends.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue, of the home; three sons, Dennis and his wife, Sheryl, of Blackwater, Don and his wife, Peggy, of Belton and Ron of Linn Creek; one daughter, Becky and her husband, Richard, of Kansas City; one sister, Helen Redman of Omaha, Neb.; six grandchildren, Brittany, Jasmine and Scott Hutchinson, of Springfield, Zeke and Jay Hopkins of Blackwater and Jakob Hopkins of Alliance, Neb.; and one great-grandson, Isaiah Smith of Springfield.
Bobby was preceded in death by his father, mother and step-father, Elmer Ault; one daughter, Judith; and one son, Michael Alan.
Additional information provided per family recompense.