Robert Johnson Hopkin

June 3, 1946 – Dec. 22, 2018

Robert J. Hopkin, 72, completed his last adventure and passed away Dec. 22, 2018, at his home in St. George, Utah, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born June 3, 1946, in Provo, Utah. He was the middle of three children born to Robert C. and Bessie J. Hopkin.

Bob grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended Highland High School and the University of Utah. He married Kathleen Margaret Calton on Sept. 2, 1966, in Salt Lake City. They were the parents of three children: Melissa, Bob and J.D. They were later divorced. He married Linda Diane Shultz on Sept. 23, 2000, in Pine Valley, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple.

Bob had his own construction companies and was involved in building all over the western United States.

Bob had a great love for golf and played in many tournaments. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh, his great love of animals, his music and guitar and his great love of the outdoors. He was very adventurous, which led to his passion for gold hunting, where he enjoyed the beauties and serenity of the mountains. He loved his adventures in Dewy, Page and Beaver Dam, Arizona

He retired and moved to St. George. He always felt he had found paradise here in St. George with all of its many beauties. He enjoyed his home, his daily walks with his beloved dogs, Dakota and Star, and his last days.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Robert C. and Bessie J. Hopkin; daughter Melissa Kathleen Hopkin; his wife Kathleen Margaret Hopkin; his wife Linda Diane Hopkin; and brother William Charles Hopkin. He is survived by his two sons, Robert Calton Hopkin and J. Dylan Hopkin; sister-in-law Linda Ritter; brother E.J. and Joan Calton; sister Bessie L. Barney (H. Arthur Barney) and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the loving care administered by Dixie Hospice.

Funeral services

  • Funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.
  • A visitation will be held prior to service from 1:15-1:45 p.m.
  • Interment will be at the St. George City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.

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