Robert S. Nookie Hopson, 76, of Nederland, passed away on May 11, 2012 at his home. Robert was born in Palacios, TX to the late Roy Lee Hopson and Stella Madonna Griffith Hopson on May 28, 1935. Nookie was a long-time area resident and was employed as a commercial truck driver. He is survived by sons, Randy Hopson of Nederland, and Terry Hopson of Nederland; daughter, Debra Bergman of Vidor; sister, Velma Kendrick of Cleveland; brothers, Herlon Hopson of Conroe, Carl Hopson of Romeyor, Walter Hopson of Ace, and Kenneth Hopson of Cleveland. Nookie is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by brothers, Edward Hopson and Richard Hopson and sister, Emma Beasley. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Melancon's Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, in Nederland. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancon's Funeral Home on Monday, May 14, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Details and online guest registry available at Melancons.org.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 13, 2012