Robert L. Hopkins
Bloomington- Robert "Bob" Leroy Hopkins, 71, of
Bloomington, passed away at 1:50 pm on December
25, 2012 at his residence.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at
11 am Crossroads Chapel in Bloomington with Pastor Mark Wallace
officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from
10-11 am prior to
services. The family of Robert has entrusted
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington with the care of
their loved one.
Bob was born on August 21, 1941 in Alton, Il to the union of
William and Lessie (Miller) Thompson. He married Bonita J. Crumbley
on September 25, 1993 in Bloomington, she survives.
In addition to his wife Bonita, Bob is survived by his children,
April Walker and husband Charles of Puyallup, WA and their
children; Bridgette Ware and husband Richard and child of
Sheboygan, WI; Crystal Hopkins and children of Tacoma, WA;
Denita Watts and husband Tony and child of
Phoenixville, AL; Elke Hill and child of St. Louis, MO; Robert
Matthew Hopkins of Bloomington; Raina L. Hopkins and children of
Atlanta, GA; Davis Hopkins and Wife Kristi and children of
Lexington, IL; Jason L. Hopkins of Bloomington; Nedra L. Hopkins of
Osceola, IA; Justin L. Hopkins of DeKalb,IL and David Kaiser,
beloved godson of Bloomington.
A host of 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren survive
along with Aunt Mary Brown, Uncle Sims and a host of aunts,
cousins, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his and Bonita's
two infant children, Cassia and Robert LeRoy Hopkins Jr. and
several of his grandchildren.
Bob graduated from Alton High School. He was employed at Eureka
Williams Factory and General Grocer Company for several years. He
worked for BroMenn Adult Day Care for 22 years retiring in 2008.
retirement Bob worked for Mayors Manor for 4 years. He also owned
and operated House of Sounds Record Store in Bloomington for 9
Bob proudly served his country in the US Army from 1958-1964 and
was stationed in Vietnam, Korea, Greenland, Okinawa, West Virginia,
and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
He was a member of Crossroads Chapel in Bloomington where he
served the church and loved to sing.
Bob was an avid sports fan especially football and basketball.
He enjoyed history, politics and also reading. He loved watching
old black and white movies along with his hats, clothes, big
automobiles, and good food. His favorite holidays were Thanksgiving
Bob's passion was music; he loved singing Gospel Music and the
Blues. He was a professional singer in the 1950's and founded a
band called the Du-Tones and had a well known song "Shake a Tail
this he sang at various churches and at Crossroads Chapel. Bob
also sang in the US Military with various R&B
He was deeply loved by his family and will be sadly missed.
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family or to Crossroads Chapel in Bob's name.
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