Robert Roy Hopson

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  • "Roy will be so missed in our family and we are so grateful..."
    - Mary and Ed Edmunds
  • "Saddened to hear of Roy's passing. There are a lot of good..."
    - John Arnold
  • "ROY WAS A GREAT BROTHER AND A GOOD INSPIRATION ON THE WAY..."
  • "ROY WAS A GREAT BROTHER AND A GOOD INSPIRATION ON THE WAY..."
  • "Was privileged to have known Roy was a great mentor to me..."
    - Raymond Enderson
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Robert "Roy" Hopson was born May 3, 1928 in Crescent, OK, to Escar and Maude Hopson. He passed away July 28, 2017, at home in Colorado Springs. The family moved to Timpas, CO, when Roy was 8 years old. Later they moved to the Kutch area and then to Simla, CO.

Roy graduated from Simla Union High School in 1946. He married Valita Cox in 1950. Roy joined the Army in 1951, after serving 2 years was honorably discharged in 1953. He started RR Hopson truck line in 1955 and continued driving until 2010.

He is survived by his wife Valita (Cox) Hopson, his son Randy Hopson and daughter Gayle (Hopson) Ray, son-in-law A.D. Ray, and grandson Rob Ray. He is also survived by his sister Hazel Chapman, brother Glen (Bev) Hopson, sister Mary (Ed) Edmunds, sister Nancy Allison, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents Escar and Maude Hopson, his sisters Opal Moore, and Nellie Marshbanks.

A memorial service will be held at the Living Word Community Church (532 Colorado Ave., Calhan, CO) on August 12, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.


Published in The Gazette on Aug. 6, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
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