Guy R. Hopper Jr.

November 27, 1948September 27, 2020

Guy Robert Hopper, Jr., Bob as he was known by his family and friends, passed to eternal rest on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Venice, Fl. Bob, a long-time resident of Plano, TX, was born and raised in Westfield NJ. He received associate degree from Mitchell College, New London CT and BA degree in Finance from University of Miami in 1972. Bob married Karen Wist Hopper in 1970 and started their lives and family in Miami, Fl. Bob had a successful career in the insurance industry working with Gulf Life Insurance Co, American General, Anthem and Alpha Data Systems, and North Texas Healthcare. Bob lived with his family in Miami, Fl, Houston and Plano, TX, and recently moved to Venice, Fl. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Karen Wist Hopper of Venice Fla; his son David Hopper and his wife Laura of Mount Pleasant, SC along with his grandchildren, Andrew and Maddie; his son Mark Hopper of Dallas, TX and his grandson Rowan. Bob is also survived by his brothers John and George Hopper living in Waleska, GA. Nothing was more important to Bob than his family and friends. The family is celebrating Bob’s life privately. In lieu of flowers, if desired, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital


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Casey Cooper

October 6, 2020

To Karen, David, Mark and all the Hopper's

We love you guys and know that while everyone is grieving we also feel a sense of relief knowing that Bob is resting better today. From all of the Cooper's just know that we love you guys and I personally lost a great buddy! Love you all and see you soon.

Casey, Keri and Carson.

Don Walker

October 4, 2020

So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We enjoyed working with him and many good times as friends. May he rest in peace.

Debbie Berg

October 4, 2020

I’ll never forget the first day I went to work for Bob in 1984 in the sales office of American General. He was the first one to give me a shot at the sales end of the company and I was eternally grateful for that. To celebrate we went out with the office staff for a four hour lunch. I was still working in the AG home office at the time and he nearly got me fired before I could transfer out.... lol!! It was a blast working with him. It was amazing for me to watch how much his staff always, always had his back. We loved him. He always jokingly told me that he didn’t hire me for my work ability... he and Karen and the boys had only recently relocated to Houston, and he said he just needed me to be the translator for the “Texasese” and to teach him how to speak it. Well, okey dokey, Bob. Your accent was not too pretty much what we needed it to be but I reckon you put the proper hitch in your get- along and did purty good!!! I miss you, buddy!


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