Alvin Hoppe

Feb. 12, 1927 - May 17, 2019

Alvin "Ray" Hoppe, 92, of Valley Mills, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at the Valley Mills Church of Christ, with Pat Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in the Valley Mills Cemetery under the direction of Foss Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at the Valley Mills Church of Christ.

Ray was born on February 12, 1927, in Crawford, to Alfred and Anna (Sandhoff) Hoppe. He graduate from Crawford High School in 1945 and was Salutation of his class. Ray married Faye Knudson on July 29, 1966. She preceded him in death in 2001. Ray enjoyed farming, bible study, watching the Rangers and Baylor Lady Bears. He retired from General Tire after 35 years of service. Ray worked for Dr. Tommy Davidson until two months prior to his death. Ray married Nancy Cox on November 23, 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ima Bekkelund, Edna Gauer and Ann Blum; and step-daughter, Janice Knudson; and great-grandson, Hesston Hoffman.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; brother, Vernon Hoppe and wife, Nelda, of Woodway; step-children, Ray Knudson, Jr. and wife, Pam, of Conroe, Roger Knudson and wife, Velma, of Fort Worth, Nanette McNeil and husband, Douglas, of Valley Mills, Cari Miller and husband, Mark, of Liberty Hill, and Brad Cox and wife, Dawn, of Valley Mills; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Sunset Nursing Home for the love and care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.

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My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mr. Hoppe. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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