Christian husband and father, devoted Papaw, loyal friend, and respected public servant, Rod Hopkins, 74, stepped over into Heaven on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Rod was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Edward and Lola Oxley Hopkins; brothers, Kerry “Bo” Hopkins and Kenny Wayne Hopkins, and his aunt who raised him, Gladys Hopkins DeBose. Rod is survived by his wife 51 of years, Frances Faust Hopkins; son, Scott Hopkins and wife, Lisa, of Bethany, Oklahoma; daughter, Ginger Stephens and husband, Brent, of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Clay Hopkins of Many; five grandchildren, Jessica Jackson and husband, Kyle, Jacob Hopkins, Cade Hopkins, Hunter Stephens, and Cole Stephens; aunt, Ruby Duncan of Grand Prairie, Texas, and many loved cousins, nieces and nephews. Rod was born in Shreveport, on October 10, 1941. He moved to Many, as a young child and has been a life-long resident ever since. Rod graduated from Many High School in 1959.