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Thurman  Hopkins

Thurman Eugene Hopkins

August 7, 1941 - February 13, 2021
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Obituary

Thurman Eugene Hopkins was born on August 7, 1941, in Bald Knob, Arkansas, to Annie Lou Warrick and Eugene Thurman Hopkins. He passed away at JRMC on February 13, 2021.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and son, Keith Hopkins. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; his son, Kevin (Kelly) of Hot Springs, AR; grandsons, Matthew and Nicholas Hopkins of Lakewood, CO; granddaughter, Grace Lynne Hopkins of Pine Bluff, AR; brother, Kenneth (Sue/deceased) Hopkins of Hattiesburg, MS; sisters, Norma (Jerome) Boyd of Jonesboro, AR, Carolyn Sue (Buddy/deceased) Shivley of Marietta, GA and Linda Fay (Mike/deceased) Porter of Pine Bluff, AR; brother-in-law Richard (Ramona) Gordon; sister-in-law Marilyn (Ronald) Naylor and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Thurman graduated from Jonesboro High School and attended Arkansas State (College) University.
Thurman worked for Cotton Belt, Southern Pacific, and Union Pacific Railroad for thirty-eight years as a conductor and brakeman out of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Thurman had a natural talent of rhythm and musical ability and developed his love for singing at the age of 15 after placing in a junior high talent contest. He soon discovered the drums and was recruited to play for Larry Donn Gillihan, Bobby Lee Trammel and other bands in the Jonesboro area.
After retirement, he continued his musical talents in Pine Bluff playing drums and singing specials with the Whispering Pines Cowboy Church Band.
Thurman was an active member of Greenlee Baptist Church serving wherever he was needed. He was a member of Pine Bluff Saddle, American Quarter Horse Association, and on the Hestand Stadium Board of Directors.
One of Thurman’s greatest loves was his horses. For fifty years, he dedicated much of his time breeding and raising quarter horses. He showed his horses in local, state, and AQHA shows. He won numerous trophies and buckles through the years. He trained horses for people all over the state and beyond, as well as giving riding and barrel lessons to all ages. His passion was contagious and he was highly respected and loved by so many in the horse business. Thurman’s bond with others who loved horses was incomparable and he will be dearly missed.
Funeral Services will be at Greenlee Baptist Church on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. and funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service will be family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenlee Baptist Church or Whispering Pines Cowboy Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Greenlee Baptist Church
    Address
    4901 Old Warren Rd
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Greenlee Baptist Church
    Address
    4901 Old Warren Rd
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
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    Officiant
    Bro. Wes Sparks
  • Interment

    Location
    Union Cemetery - Pine Bluff
    Address
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71603
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    Notes
    Only the family will go to the graveside.

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Linda Rauls

Posted at 02:04pm
Our sincerest condolences to the family❣️ Jackie and Linds Rauls

Linda Clark

Posted at 03:42pm
Mrs. Carolyn and family, Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed Thurman playing drums and singing at Whispering Pines, he will be deeply missed.
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Theresa Robinson-Lindsey

Posted at 01:06pm
Mrs. Carolyn, Kevin, and family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Thurman, I have so many fond memories of him throughout my years of showing horses with him as well as Katelyn and I going to him for lessons, he will truly be missed by us as well as many others. May God be with you and the family during this time.
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Danny Walter

Posted at 09:02pm
Thurman was a very fine person and a joy to work with.
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Posted at 06:55pm
Our deepest sympathy, Janie, Joyce , David, John, Shannon and family.
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