Photo courtesy of Nelsen Funeral Home - Richmond

Robert Kenneth Hopkins

Highland Springs, Virginia

Jan 2, 1921 - Jun 29, 2013

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Daddy, Since you lived with Jeanne and I for a brief period of time, there are so many reminders of you still around our house. Everywhere I can see things that were so important to you when you were alive but don't mean anything to you now that you have died. Things like your wheelchair, your walker, your shoes and other clothes. Things like the package of Starlite mints and the chewing gum you loved so much now sit on the kitchen table and call out your name in my mind, and bring forth a...

With profound gratitude for Mr. Hopkins's military service and his example of devotion to his family and country.

I met Kenny on Mothers Day 2013. His Reputation of Love for Family & Country preceded him and more. I am so thankful that I got a chance to met & talk to you Sir. I am a better man for having done so. Thank You for your Service to this Great Nation.

Uncle Kenny,
You were one of the finest men we knew. You loved Aunt Mert so much and enjoyed your life together so much. You are rejoicing together now forever worshipping Christ in all His glory. You will be missed.

Pa-Paw, you were a fighter who fought to live your life as long as you possibly could. Even though you weren't feeling well and missed your wife, my Granny, you were determined to stay with your loved ones here on earth as long as possible. You had the most loving heart, and you truly loved everyone - especially your family. We were blessed to have you as long as we did,and I guess in a way I was spoiled. The past few days I have been saying that I am not ready to let you go. The truth...

Together Forever

What an honor to have known Mr. & Mrs. Hopkins. Even in the most trying of circumstances they lived by following God's Word. They marinated themselves in HIS WORDS. Proverbs 3:5-6 was a favorite. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge HIM, and He will direct your paths." You served our country and helped pay for our freedom but, more importantly you served in God's army and now you are free. God Speed my...

It was an honor to have met you, sir. Another member of the greatest generation has passed but left his mark on his family and friends. To all the members of the Hopkins clan, his love and spirit will always be with you. If there is anything I can do to be of help in your time of sorrow, please don't hesitate to ask.

Pa-Paw, I love and miss you so much. You were such a good man who loved God, your family, and your country, and I am so very proud to be your granddaughter. I am so thankful to have had you in my life for 34 years, but it still doesn't seem long enough. I know that you loved life and that you looked forward to every birthday, especially after you turned 90. I wish you could have lived to be 100, but I know you have started a new and beautiful life up in Heaven, and that Granny was there...

Kimberly, Julie & Kristy, I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with your family during this rough time. If there is anything that me & Chad can do please let us know. And please let your parents know as well. I love you all!


Robert's Obituaries

HOPKINS, Robert Kenneth, 92, of Highland Springs, went home to be with The Lord Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel E. Dungan Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. He was active in the VFW and had served his country during WWII in the...

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