OSWEGO — Jason C. Hopkins, 43, of Oswego passed away the afternoon of Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in a car accident south of Parsons.
Jason Clay Hopkins was born on Nov. 3, 1977, to Clay Harold and Dorothy (Pruitt) Hopkins in Columbus. As a young boy, he grew up and attended schools in Parsons and Chanute.
In earlier years, he worked at the feed lot and then at TM Track Machines. Until 2012, he was the owner and operator of J.O.B. Tire Shop in Parsons.
His greatest joy came from spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends. He enjoyed listening to music and in his younger years played the drums in the band, Nothing Fancy, with his dad. Other favorite pastimes were fishing, especially for spoonbill; playing pool; riding motorcycles; and watching the Kansas City Chiefs and “Monday Night Raw.” He was also a member of a CB Radio Club and his handle was “Little Flint Rock.”
He married Kimberly Dupuy. To this union, four children were born. The couple later divorced. He married Trisha Davison. The couple later divorced. In 2015, Jason married Kelly Moen. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his children, Audrey Reece (Andreus) of Oswego, Brittany Byrd (Joey) of Oswego, Karissa Hopkins (Aaron Allison) of Chetopa, Lacey Hopkins (Luke Kloer) of Bartlett, Jordan Hopkins of Iola, Ethan Hopkins of Iola and Brook Hopkins of Iola; eight grandchildren, Dre’Lynn Dawn, Boy, Donna, Baby, Lila, Karlee Sue, Baby Bean and Bryer; a sister, Sara Amburgey (Chris) of Overland Park; two nieces, Taya and Tristen Amburgey; and a nephew, Thayden Amburgey.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clay Hopkins; his mother, Dorothy Rakestraw-Wilson-Hopkins; a brother, Harold Wilson Jr.; and two sisters, Cynthia L. Wilson and Audrey Lynn Rakestraw.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The service will be livestreamed on the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home Facebook page. Following cremation, burial will take place at Springhill Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to defray funeral expenses. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.