DeWayne E. Hopkins

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DeWayne E. Hopkins

March 23, 1933 - October 27, 2018

DeWayne E. Hopkins DeWayne E. Hopkins, age 85, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on October 27, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, in Joplin.
DeWayne, son of Buhles and Myrtle (McCutheon) Hopkins, was born on March 23, 1933, in Blakesburg, Iowa. DeWayne moved to Joplin in 1955, and since has worked as an industrial machinist, working for several employers including Howard Machine, in Carthage, Jackson Jordan, Rocketdyne, Eagle Pitcher and his most current employer Landis Construction, in Joplin.
On December 22, 2017 he was united in marriage to Jeanne Riggs, in Miami, Okla.
He spent his life as a hard working, genuine, honest man, who enjoyed his horses, traveling, flea markets, and the dances at the Senior Center. He was someone who never met a stranger and always helped anyone in need, always taking care of family and strangers alike.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Hopkins, of Joplin; six children, Kathy and her husband, Daniel Avicola, of Greer's Ferry, Ark., Susan Bryant and her husband, Larry, of Joplin, Anita Hart and her husband, Mike, of Derby, Kan., Steve Hopkins and his wife, Kathy, of Long Island, N.Y., Susan Hopkins, of Pierce City, Mo., and Georgia Jenkins and her husband, Richard, of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Rosalie White, of Ottumwa, Iowa, Delta Tanquay and her husband, Allen, of Jackson, Miss., and Judy Malone, of Joplin; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Erma Hopkins, on November 16, 2013; and their two sons, Richard Bolin and Michael Sears.
Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin.
Published on November 4, 2018
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Paul Rivette
Nov 07, 2018
I got to know Dewayne while working at Howard Machine in Carthage. After that saw him on occasion at Wal-Mart, and we would visit. He was a good guy and will be missed. Sorry to hear of his passing.
The Wilkinson Family
Nov 05, 2018
We didn’t know this kind man but we knew some of his family. Praying for you all through this difficult time.