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Robert Hopper

d. March 19, 2015

Robert “Bobby” Hopper, age 53, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his residence.

He is survived by his daughter, Tanya (Jeremy) Kincaid of Athens; granddaughter, Paige; sister, Sandra (Tom) Garmers of Sherman; brothers, John (Midge) Hopper of Gillespie and Martin (Mindy) Hopper of Gillespie; his mother, Arline Hopper of Gillespie; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert was born September 15, 1961 in Litchfield, Illinois the son of Richard and Arline Palmer Hopper.

He is preceded in death by his father, Richard and one sister, Anita.

Bobby worked for Tom’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing in Springfield for 30 years. He recently retired from there as a HVAC Foreman.

He graduated from Gillespie High School in 1979. Bobby received his Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Wabash Valley College.

Bobby was a golf fanatic.

Visitation will be held on Monday March 23, 2015 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the funeral home.

Pastor Mike Keppler will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Memorials can be made to the Animal Protective League in Springfield.


  1. Tanya and family, we were so saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you at this time.

  2. As the Commissioner of the Sunday morning golf league at Country Hills in Greenview, I would like to offer condolences on behalf of myself and all the guys in the league. Bobby was an inspiration to us all as he continued to perservere in the face of adversity. After his strokes, he continued to play. When most people would be home licking their wounds and complaining about how unfair life is, Bobby was out there without complaint giving it his best shot. Our league will begin in late April and we’ll all light up a cigar on the first tee in his memory. Again, our heartfelt sympathies and be assured, he will be missed. RIP Bobby Hop.

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