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Bob O Hopkins, age 76, of Hannon, Missouri went to be with his Savior on October 3, 2009.


Bobby Oma Hopkins was born November 22, 1932 in Beaman, Missouri to Oma Clanton and Chessie (Phillips) Hopkins.  He was raised in the Sedalia, Missouri area and left home at the age of 14 and joined the US Army, where he served in Japan and South Korea for almost 2 years.  He was a talented musician, playing drums in his uncle Dickie Phillips Combo touring the United States, and played with Little Jimmy Dickens, Jim Reeves, and Rusty Draper, plus being with a Western Swing band in Sedalia.  He then was in law enforcement in the Sedalia, Warrensburg and Ft Leonard Wood area.  He was in construction, trucking and heavy equipment work most of his later life, and was saved, baptized and joined the Hannon Free Will Baptist Church in May, 1975.  He and his wife, Barb recorded a gospel album in Nashville TN in 1985 and were very actively involved in spreading the gospel thru song for many years.


He married Barbara (Weaver) on February 12, 1969 in Ft Scott, Kansas.


Survivors include his wife Barb of 40 years, of their home in Hannon - his 3 children - Mike Hopkins of Pleasant Hill, MO – Pat Hopkins of Jefferson City, MO – and Cathy Wagner and husband Tony of Sedalia MO.  Survivors also include 5 step-children, Robert Lee Williams of Liberal MO - Rose Yoos and husband William of Centerton, AR – Charles Williams, US Air Force - Lonnie McThompson and wife Teri of Pittsburg, KS and Lyle McThompson and wife Lisa of Liberal MO.   He has 8 grandchildren - Ryan Hopkins, Carrie Hopkins, Kim Broadaway, Niki Hopkins, Chad Hopkins, Emma Hopkins, Tanya Meyer and Frankie Vanderpool.  He also has 5 great-grandchildren - Paige, Curtis, Emma, Caleb and Hanah of his own, and Barb’s eight granddaughters, Tabitha Beaman, Hannah Montee, Esther Williams – Erika David, Katrina and Kayla Yoos, Mallory and Faith McThompson.   He is also survived by a brother, Jerry Hopkins of Platte City, MO. 


The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Hannon Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. George Naumann officiating.  Burial will be in Worsley Cemetery in Vernon County MO.


Pallbearers will be:  Mike Hopkins, Cathy Hopkins Wagner (standing in for brother Patrick Hopkins), Jerry Hopkins, Lonnie McThompson, Lyle McThompson, and Ryan Hopkins.


Honorary pallbearers will be: Bob Garrett, Blue Dickey, Rick Fast, Francis Dickey, Gary Charlton, and Tom Crockett.


The family suggests memorials to the Gideons to further spread the gospel throughout the world in Bob’s memory.












Worsley Cemetery

Bronaugh, MO


#5 Lamar, Mo.Arline Williams Shaver 2009-10-09 22:57
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the loss of Bob. May God give you the strength that you need and will need in the coming days. He will be sadly missed.
#4 Tyler, TexasCarolyn Smith 2009-10-07 20:52
Barbara and family,
I have been praying for you and Bob for some time now. And now The Lord has Bob in his arms. I can "Only Imagine" the Worshiping that is going on. Bob singing and praising the Lord .. oh what a beautiful thought!
Barbara I will continue to pray for you in the days to come. I know that you will be in God's tender care.
Love, Carolyn
#3 Miami, OKStan & Karen Weaver 2009-10-07 18:47
Dear Barb and Family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you in your time of grief. I know that we will miss Bob's wit and humor but we know that he is in a much better place and some day we will all be there with him.
We love you,
Stan & Karen
#2 Sedalia, MODiane McMullin 2009-10-07 06:25
I wish I could have known your Dad. He sounds like someone I would love. This is a very nice tribute to him. I know from the stories you have told us about him, that he was a fun, nonjudgemental guy. Guess that's where you got it from.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as you already know.
We love you.
Diane & Steve McMullin
#1 Nevada, Mo.Juanita Smith 2009-10-06 16:50
Dear Barb and Family, I love the picture of Bob smiling as that is what he did so much of the time when I saw him. His songs were special and I will always remember his singing and thankful he sang at Harold's funeral. It is hard to give him up, but he was truly a follower of Jesus and we'll see him again in Heaven! Pray God comforts your hearts. Love, Juanita

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