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Roy E. Hopkins

Roy Earl Hopkins, 83, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove.

He was born July 23, 1938, in Versailles, a son of the late Gordon and Hellen (Bellamy) Hopkins. On August 1, 1964, in Tipton, he married Cordelia Ellen Stahl, who survives of the home.

He served his country honorably in the US Army from 1961-1963. He had worked as a butcher, a carpenter, as a deputy for the Smithton Police Department, and also drove a school bus for the Smithton School District for many years.

He was a member of Lamine Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon at New Hope Baptist Church and served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and RA leader over the years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved his grandkids. A man of few words, he also had an ornery side and was well known for giving everyone a nickname.

In addition to his wife, Ellen, Roy is survived by three children, Dawn Twenter (Greg), of Sedalia, Wayne Hopkins (Cheri), of Otterville and Jacinda Wassam (Terry), of Sedalia; nine grandchildren, Valarie, Holly, Jake, Derek, Mariah, Chanelle, Brandy, Cheridan and Kaitie; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister Janett Briscoe, of Tipton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Shelby and Courtney; four sisters, Billie, Joetta, Roxie and Sandra.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Ron Griffith officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Wassam, Derek Twenter, Seth Ream, David Boatright, Eddie Andrews and Randy Oser.

Honorary pallbearers will be Valarie Twenter, Holly Andrews, Mariah Boatright, Brandy Edwards, Blake Edwards, Chanelle Ream, Cheridan Hopkins, Kaitie Hopkins, Cassandra Wassam and Emily Twenter.

Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Otterville. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 2591.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Sunday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Baptist Children’s Home or Hometown Hospice.
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