Tommy Ray Hopson

January 1, 1937 ~ December 19, 2018 (age 81)

Tommy Ray “Red” Hopson, 81, peacefully entered the great arena with the fees all paid on December 19, 2018 with his family at his side.

“Red” was born on January 1, 1937 in Henderson County, Texas to Obi & Jeanette “Jackson” Hopson. He received his Bachelor Degree from Baylor University in 1962 and his Master’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin in 1970. He served in the United States Navy, Coached sports in Midland, Texas, opened a Sonic in Granbury, Texas, drove a truck, built homes, and served as Tammy, Ashley, & Kylee’s private horse show hauler from 1997-2006. His last years were filled with the things he loved most; horses, dogs, family, coffee, and John Wayne.

“Red” is survived by his daughter Tammy Hudson and Calvin of Stephenville, Texas. His granddaughters Ashley Hudson and Dave Beevers of Belton, Texas, and Kylee & Shiloh Seale of Georgetown, Texas. His two nieces Dawn & Gordon Odom, Kasey & Jason Hoke, and their children Chance, Riley, and Jarrod.

Visitation will take place in Stephenville, Texas at Lacy Funeral Home on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. A graveside service will be held on Saturday , December 22, 2018 at 2:00pm at Athens Cemetery in Athens, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Erath County Humane Society at 891 East Road, Stephenville, Texas 76401.

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