OBITUARY

Robert B. Hoppes

March 17, 1948November 17, 2021
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On Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Robert Benjamin Hoppes was called home at the age of 73. The world lost an incredible person and heaven gained a beautiful angel. Robert was born in El Paso, Texas on March 17, 1948. His father relocated their family to Huntsville, Alabama to pursue a career as a NASA engineer. Robert and his sister Patty were raised in Huntsville surrounded by loving parents and friends often spending summers with family in El Paso. Patty sadly passed on at a very young age and the family suffered a great loss. Robert never let challenges dampen his love for life and people. He graduated from Lee high-school as the most spirited football team player because he never gave up and he believed in his team despite any odds. His life path then led him to join the army and fight for his country. He volunteered to be a paratrooper but was divinely guided to an assignment in Germany. He fondly was nicknamed "Maddog", because of his passion and perseverance. At the time that he completed his service in the army he decided to follow his parents in their retirement to Oaxaca, Mexico where began his path as a classical guitarist, a physician, a karate student, a husband, and a father. He gained an entire family of brothers, sisters, cousins, and in-laws through his beautiful wife that he loved with all his being. Having a family and the need to continue his career he relocated his wife and daughters to North Carolina and then El Paso, Texas where he was embraced and supported by his family. He pursued a second career and received his master's in education. He became an impacting, influential, loving, and highly respected teacher to children and adults. He was a selfless husband and father sacrificing anything to give his family the best he could. He continued his passion for classical guitar and shotokan karate receiving the great honor of his 3rd degree black belt. In his early 50's began his journey with Parkinsons and he faced it with courage, hope, dedication, and love. He set the greatest example to his family and friends of facing life with an open heart and fighting spirit. He is survived by his wife Patricia, his daughters Sharon and Yvonne , his son in law Cody and his beloved Grandson Drew. Services for Robert will be on Tuesday November 23,2021 from 5 PM to 8 PM at the location of Martin Funeral Home East 1460 George Dieter El Paso, TX 79936. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday November 24, 2021 at 10 AM; the church will be Queen of Peace Catholic Church at the location 1551 Belvidere St, El Paso, TX 79912. We will also be live streaming from our "Martin Funeral Home East 1460" Facebook page Tuesday November 23,2021 at 5PM.

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Hoppes, Wife
  • Yvonne Hoppes, Daughter
  • Sharon Wells, Daugher
  • Mr. Hoppes leaves behind one grandchild to love and cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Vigil Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Memories

Robert B. Hoppes

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Lyn Peticolas

November 23, 2021

I remember your smile and that twinkle in your eye. I remember you playing your guitar- “Summertime… and the living is easy… “. So grateful for you and for your loving family.

John Samaniego

November 22, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. He was my closest friend growing up in my teens. He was filled with love and emotions for his family and fellow man. I was blessed to be a family member and referred to him as my cousin. He taught me about life from a beautiful perspective, “love”. The world lost a great man and I will never forget him. May God be with him and his family…

Edward Endlich

November 21, 2021

Querido primo agradezco que Dios nuestro señor nos bendijo con tu vida y que te ha recogido en su misericordia para darte paz eterna. Compartimos una vida entera de cariño y amor siempre. Gracias por ser más que primo mi hermano ❤️

Hirsch Kimber

November 21, 2021

I will forever remember your smile, your kindness, and you playing guitar for me at family get togethers.
May you rest in peace

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