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Robert Hopper

Robert “Robbie” William Hopper, 70, of Huntsville, MO passed away unexpectedly on September 16, 2019 at Moberly Regional Medical Center. He was born November 22, 1948 in Moberly. Robert was a lifelong resident of Randolph County, he attended Moberly High School and was a member of the Clifton Hill Baptist Church. He also belonged to the Moberly Masonic Lodge. Robbie was retired military, having honorably served his country, first in the United States Marine Corp from 1968 until 1973 and then in the Army National Guard from 1981 until 2005. He also worked as a Moberly Firefighter during the early 70’s and for the Department of Corrections for 21 years before retiring in 2009. Robbie was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting squirrel and rabbit, but particularly deer. Later in life he married, Patricia Whelan at the Clifton Hill Baptist Church. On September 29th the two would have celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary. Robbie was a caring husband and loving father. He was an all-around great guy who would do anything for you. Robbie had an amazing memory and never forgot anything. He will be missed by all who knew him. Robbie is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Erma Dell Childers; his brother, Danny “Butch” Hopper and sisters, Ida Jean Morrison and Cheryl Olson. Survivors include his wife Patricia Hopper of Huntsville; children, Aaron (Karen) Hopper of Moberly, Michael (Pam) Hopper of Huntsville, Rachael Hopper of Moberly, David (Iris) Clark of Haxtun, CO and Cathy (Frank) Riley of Huntsville; grandchildren, Brandon, Megan, Hayden, Bailey, Logan, Braxton, Mackenzie, Alyssa, Thomas and Cassandra; great grandson, Bentley; siblings, Vickie (Junior) Elledge of Washington, Johnny (Joyce) Hopper of Moberly and Theresa (Ken) Greer of Columbia; extended family and good friends. A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO at 9:00 a.m. A visitation and memorial service will follow at the Clifton Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., with the service beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Robbie’s memory to the Clifton Hill Baptist Church, 313 Sears St., Clifton Hill, MO 65244.

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Condolences to the family. Will be missed by many. Always enjoyed speaking with him. God Bless You.

Tim Watson Sep 22 2019 9:07 AM

Vickie, just heard of Robbys unexpected death. I am truly sorry I would be there for his funeral but am going to the hospital in a fib right now. I will pray for your family in this difficult time. Love you.

Jane Ellen Kindell Sep 20 2019 9:16 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Robert prayers for your family! He was a friend who we loved! He will be missed terribly! Bob and Charlotte Rudd. Charlottes Web Rudd Antiques.

Robert and Charlotte Rudd Sep 19 2019 12:09 PM

Patricia and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Robert was always so congenial and willing to help out with our Republican events. I especially appreciated his graciousness at the elephant exchange hosted in his home and his hard work carrying food into the Patriot night event just last week. May you know we are praying for you.

Sherry and Mark Russell Sep 19 2019 11:46 AM

Aaron, So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I'm sure you have lots of wonderful memories to hold onto. Deepest sympathies, Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg Sep 18 2019 6:02 PM