Raymond Eugene Hopkins

May 14, 1938July 9, 2018
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Raymond Eugene Hopkins, 80, of Texarkana,Texas passed away on Monday, July 9th, 2018.

He was born May 14th, 1938 and was a faithful member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Raymond loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren and 3 furry four legged friends, named Roscoe, Butch and Shorty.

He retired from Montgomery Ward after 33 years of small engine repair, but never retired his love for assembling and repairing things. Staying busy was his way of life.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 58 years, Loretta, one son, Michael Murray, a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Rod Cole, one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Derek and Crystal Murray of Oden, Arkansas, granddaughter, Samantha Stephenson of Washington, D. C. and Catherine Stephenson of Fayetteville, Arkansas. He also leaves behind 3 great grandchildren, Leah, Spencer and Brody Murray of Oden, Arkansas, one brother, Richard Hopkins of Texarkana as well as other beloved relatives.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 13th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane in Texarkana, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 14th at 10:00 a.m. at East Funeral Home- Moores Lane Chapel with Rev. Chris Sutherland officiating with burial following the service at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online tributes may be sent to or East Funeral Home Facebook page.


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

Raymond Eugene Hopkins

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Richard Bass

July 15, 2018

One of the fondest memories of my childhood is of growing up as a young boy who spent a large amount of time with this wonderful family.

Loretta, Michael and Debbie I am so sorry for your loss.

Lynn Cox

July 14, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. Raymond was a good man. It was very enjoyable talking with him. He will never be forgotten.

Tommy & Kathy Chandler

July 13, 2018

So sorry Loretta, Mike, Debbie, and all the family and friends, I saw Raymond not long ago at the bank, and we had a nice visit he said he was even still working on rent houses and staying very busy.
Sympathy and Prayers

Jose Aguilar

July 12, 2018

Great man. Showed me how to love dogs and be a great role model

Vinod Doolabh

July 12, 2018

Raymond was more than a customer at our Hardware Store, he was a good friend. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all of us.
Deepest sympathy to the family on their loss.

Linda Wall

July 12, 2018

Mr. Hopkins has been "my appliance man" for over 25 years, But he did so much more than work on appliances. I always knew he would be fair, give me good advice and I could trust whatever he said to be true. He went above and beyond to help. He was such a kind, sincere gentleman . I am so sorry for your loss.

Patricia Jones

July 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss I know Mr Raymond from coming in to help Ms Loretta with her groceries at Walmart or even did the shopping for her he was a very sweet man and I know you all are going to miss him deeply

Melody Elliott

July 11, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss Loretta, Mike, and Debbie. Raymond was a wonderful
Man and will be greatly missed.

Jacob Duke

July 10, 2018

Raymond was a true gentleman. He could fix anything. I was lucky to meet him 9 years ago. He has fixed many things for my family over the years and I can’t imagine how many others he has helped. It was easy to tell Raymond was a Christian because he helped people constantly. We will miss you!

Jo Ann Johnson- Bayless

July 10, 2018

I want to express my sorrow to the family, Loretta, Mike, and Debbie. Sending prayers for your peace of heart. I remember Raymond always having a smile and kind words when I was young. May the Lord watch over the family and friends.