Robert "Bobby" Tyler Hoffpauir of Beaumont graduated to glory in the early morning of Thursday, September 14, 2023. He was a present part of so many lives - to know him was to love him. He had a kind, gentle and loving spirit. He was generous, fun-loving, and had a great sense of humor.
He grew up in Groves with his parents John and Lois Hoffpauir and younger brother Jeff, and graduated from Port Neches High School where he was involved in sports and music. While he played the trumpet in the band, his love of music was mostly expressed while playing the "keys" in many bands throughout the years with his "B" (Hammond B-3 organ) with him on most of his gigs. Water sports were also a big interest for him, especially swimming and surfing with friends. He had a life-long passion for baseball - playing, coaching, and spectating - and he spent many years riding and racing motorcycles. Bobby was blessed to have family that loved him, including the extended family of friends that he grew up with and stayed close with for decades. His affection for his grandbabies was greatest of all. While he grieved heavily when he lost the love of his life Kim (2021) and youngest son Kevin (2022), his love of the Lord helped him to begin healing his broken heart. Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God" was a verse that helped to console him. All the family and friends that remained, rallied around him to provide care and comfort for which he was always grateful and felt blessed to have.
Bobby was preceded in death by his father, John E. Hoffpauir, Sr.; mother, Lois Lanier and stepfather Dr. Ernest Lanier; his beloved wife of 43 years, Kimberly "Kim" Ann Hoffpauir; and their son, Kevin Ray Hoffpauir.
Those left to cherish Bobby include brother Jeffrey Hoffpauir and wife Lequita of South Toledo Bend; daughter, Shana Jones and husband Wil of Austin; son, Kristopher Hoffpauir and wife Misty of Groves; daughter-in-law, Miranda Hoffpauir of Nederland; brothers-in-law, Dennis Neie and wife Audrey, Steve Neie and wife Stacy, Gary Neie and wife Christine, and Robbie Neie and wife Tammy; grandchildren, Sara Kaye Hoffpauir, Gianna "Gigi" Jones, Kimber Hoffpauir, and Makenna Hoffpauir; also, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Bobby always said, "Every Day is a Gift" and every day was a gift to everyone who knew and loved him.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., with a Celebration of Bobby’s Life to begin at 2:00 p.m., at Melancon Funeral Home in Nederland. Cremation Services are under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home.