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Bobby Hopkins

March 14, 1974 — April 13, 2024

Kansas City, Mo

Bobby Hopkins

Bobby Hopkins, who passed away at the age of 50, was a man of quiet dignity. His presence was like the new moon—though he might have been far away and maybe you could not see him, he was always there, always watching, regardless of the distance or circumstances.

Bob was a gifted musician; rarely did he exist without an instrument within reach. For years, he played harmoniously with his brothers. He even tried to start a band with his three oldest children when they were young. He composed a song for them called "Butterfly," which he recorded and cherished.

Bob's love for his four children was marked by a fierce protective instinct and a deep commitment to guiding them through life's complexities and teaching them life lessons through his words and actions when he could. He cherished each child individually, celebrating their unique attributes and encouraging their personal growth. 

His protective nature was always coupled with a desire to instill resilience and kindness in his children. Bob's approach to fatherhood aimed to shield them from adversity while preparing them to face the world with compassion and strength. His fierce protection was a blanket of comfort. Even during his own struggles, Bob's priority was to prepare his children for life's harsher realities and how to navigate them, aiming to preserve their innocence and joy as long as possible. 

Bob’s yearning for a simple life remained undiminished. He dreamed of a world he could call his own, nestled on a backroad in a small town, surrounded by his kids, a dog, and some chickens. He sought simplicity in an ever-fast-paced world, a testament to his truly gentle soul.

As I reflect on his life, I realize that Bob taught us all the importance of patience, not taking every word spoken at face value. Because on the surface of stubborn conversations or misunderstood intentions, there were always deeper meanings to interpret. I learned it is important to remember this concept not only with ourselves but with each other. The quiet demeanor and the reflective thoughts he shared were his true gifts to us. These will linger in the quiet moments, in the spaces he once filled so effortlessly.

Bob, you were loved and will be missed profoundly. You shaped your world with the best intentions, and you shaped our hearts with your spirit. As we say goodbye, we take solace in knowing that your legacy will continue to live on, not just in music and writing, but in the thoughtful patience you planted in all of us.



Bobby Dale Hopkins, 50, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on April 13, 2024 at 8:03 AM after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Kansas City, KS on March 14, 1974, Bobby was known for his love of music and unique personality.

He worked as a truck driver for many years. Bob loved making music and writing. Despite his solitary nature Bob, was never truly alone, carrying with him the love of his children and a notebook filled with lyrics and reflections.

Bobby is survived by his children Joshua Demune and wife Jennifer Demune, Koda Payton, Liz Payton, and Mary Riddle. His sister Billie Robinson, and her children; Shyanna Harrell, and her husband Jonathan, Jacob Grimes, and his wife Kelli, Thomas Robinson, and Kayla Robinson. His brother James (Bo) Brazeal, his children; James Brazeal, and his wife Robyn. Laura Brazeal. And Josh Brazeal. His brother Kenneth Foster and his wife Sherry. His son Kenneth Foster. His brother Ron Foster and his wife Marsha Foster, and his children; Scott Foster and Shannon Foster. His brother Les Foster and his wife Donielle their children; Colby Stroh, Jeremy Stroh, Derek Foster, and Aaron Foster. Bob was preceded in death by his mother Judy Hopkins. His father Robert Dale Hopkins. His sister Tammy Brazeal [James Brazeal]. His brother Roger Foster. His brother-in-law Shannon Robinson [Billie Robinson]. 

Condolences can be sent to Golden Gate Funeral and Cremation Services online memorial. Flowers can be sent to his children in care of Amanda Payton 7211 NW 83rd Street Kansas City, MO. 64152

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