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Gene Hopper

November 4, 1938 — November 1, 2016

Gene Hopper of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Monday, November 1, 2016 in Ozark, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Gene was born November 4, 1938 in Fresno, California to Ralph Hopper and Elma (Burns) Hopper. Gene was 77 years, 11 months and 28 days old.

Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a devoted family man. He loved his family and they were his priority. He was committed to working hard to provide for their needs. He was even known to go to work sick. It has been said that he enjoyed his work to the point of being a workaholic. Gene finally did retire from Tyson Foods in 2001 where he worked in the Refrigeration Maintenance Dept. He spent more time with his wife and family making everlasting memories.

Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 55 years, Mildred of the home, three children: Dennis Hopper and wife Susan, Deanna Stevens and husband Phil and Melinda Hopper. Grandpa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Kristen, Jordan, Victoria, Hayden, Gabbie, Michael, Jason, Jess, Jerry and Janet as well as three great grandchildren. Gene is also survived by one sister, Patsy Workman and husband Jimmy. Gene will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives were impacted by him, including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Elma Hopper and nine siblings.

Gene's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. David Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Gene's pallbearers will be Jason Harris, Michael Roberson, Jess Harris, Rick Harris, Hayden Stokes and Gene Dedmon. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Hopper.

Gene's visitation will be Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Gene's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.


Cemetery Details

Lamb Cemetery
Hwy 250
Waldron, AR,

Visitation

NOV 3. 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 West 6th Street Post Office Box 358

Waldron, AR, US, 72958

Family Will Receive Friends

NOV 3. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 West 6th Street Post Office Box 358

Waldron, AR, US, 72958

Celebration of Life

NOV 4. 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 West 6th Street Post Office Box 358

Waldron, AR, US, 72958

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