Bobby Leroy Hopkins, 62, passed away on July 5, 2019 in Fort Pierce, Florida.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Fort Pierce in 1970 coming from California.

Bobby played football at Fort Pierce Central High School as an All State and All Area Player. He then played for Gardner Webb College in Shelby, NC as an All American Player. After graduating college, he played Pro Football for the USFL. Bobby became a stucco contractor with R & B Plastering and Stucco. Bobby won 13 World Arm Wrestling titles and 27 National titles; he was considered one of the worlds natural strongest men to ever live. He was an ordained pastor most of his life, preaching for 41 years. He was a public servant for St. Lucie County and loved his community and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Kristine Hopkins of Ft. Pierce, FL; mother, Evelyn “Memaw” Hopkins of Ft. Pierce, FL; daughter, Justina (Patrick) Connelly of Ft. Pierce, FL; sons, Bobby Hopkins Jr, Amos (Marene) Hopkins and Christopher Hopkins all of Ft. Pierce, FL; sons, Wesley Ware of Tuscaloosa, AL, Hugo Sanchez of Apollo Beach, FL and Rocky (Sarah) Ray of Ft. Pierce, FL; daughters, Alexandra Cowgill and Taylor Cowgill both of Ft. Pierce, FL; brother, Rodney Hopkins of Ft. Pierce, FL; sister, Kimberly (Justin) Willis of Ft. Pierce, FL; grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Hailey, Bobby III, Logan, Kaylee, Brendon, Bailee, Natalie, Titan, Aubriana, Briella, Kash, and Noah and great-grandchildren, Kylee and Baby Justin.

Memorial contributions can be made in Bobby’s memory to Fairlawn Baptist Church, 3003 Rhode Island Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34947.

Services: A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at Westside Church with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

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