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Cale Hopins, Searcy, AR 1971-2019

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Notifications advise the owner of Searcy Towing & Recovery, Cale Hopkins passed away following a heart attack.
 

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Anyone with further details please advise. Any links will be added as they become avaiable.

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Another Gone Too Soon. Cale Hopkins joined Tow411 in February of 2008. Cale made the move to TowForce in June of 2018.

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Family, Friends and those at Searcy Towing & Autoworks

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Lest we forget them on the long road home

 

The tow operator stood and faced his Maker, which must always come to air.
He hoped his chains were left behind and he hadn't brought them on to bare.
"Step forward now, wrecker driver how shall I deal with you?"
Have you always rendered aid? To your Maker, have you been true?
The tower, with dirt on his hands, said "No sir, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who drive wreckers can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've taken people cars, because life is just that tough.
But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I logged a lot of hours when the bills just got too deep.
And I never passed by a cry for help though at times I had little to gain,
and sometimes, please forgive me, I could do little more than feel their pain.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They only wanted me around in their worst of moments there.
But if you have a place for me here, well...it need not be too grand.
I never expected or had too much so if you don't...I'll understand."
There was silence all around the room where the saints respectfully stood.
As the tow operator waited quietly, for the judgment...bad or good.
"Step forward now, wrecker driver, you've borne your burdens well.
Come tow on heaven streets, You've done your time in hell."

 

Attached is a Death Notification from PTRAA:

 

The Arkansas Tow Industry lost a great man and friend to many, Cale Hopkins. Cale and his wife Michele own Searcy Towing & Autoworks in Searcy, Arkansas. Cale was active member and regional direct with the PTRAA for many years. Cale died suddenly after suffering a heart attack. Cale was dedicated to helping anyone who crossed his path and his memory will live on forever.

 

Memorial Service:
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Trinity Baptist Church
1600 E Moore Street
Searcy, Arkansas

 

The family has asked in lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Cale's Memory to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame, Museum Survivor Fund, 3315 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408, you can go to the museum website and under the Survivor Fund Section, click Support Us and make a one time donation and list Cale Hopkins name in the "for in memory of" field and use a credit card.

 

 

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