ERNEST REHKOPFMarch 31st, 2021 | Paid Obituary
Ernest "Ernie" Allen Rehkopf, 71, of Texarkana, TX went home to be with Jesus on March 29, 2021. Ernie, son of Henry Ernest and Gladys Mattie (Braswell) Rehkopf, was born in Houston, Texas on April 1, 1949. Ernie lived life to the fullest enjoying time with his family and friends. He deeply loved his family. His favorite place to be was by his wife's side. He was a Christian, and a member of First Baptist Church Moores Lane Texarkana, Texas. A Master Woodcarver and artist, Ernie shared his talent with loved ones and people he met out. He also enjoyed fishing with dear friends. He loved the classics: classic cars, street rods, and low riding vintage Ford trucks. He owned just about every make and model often saying to Kathie, "Yes Dear, I promise this is the last one". Ernie is preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Arthur and Betty Rose, and nephew, Matthew Rose. He is survived by his wife, Kathie (Rose) Rehkopf of Texarkana, two daughters Tiffany (Jason) Robinette of Conway, AR and Amanda (Shad) Thompson of Olathe, KS, one son Anthony Rehkopf of Texarkana, TX, six grandchildren Emily & Hunter Robinette, Ruby Rehkopf, Kaylee, Macy and Steele Thompson, his beloved dog Leo, a brother-in-law Mike (Joanne) Rose of Leary, TX, a sister-in-law Lisa (Tony) Tirrito of Texarkana, AR , a host of nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas in the Atrium officiated by Pastor Jeff Schreve. Visitation immediately following service. A private burial will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery later in the day. Arrangements are under the direction of Madden Funeral Home, Ashdown, AR. Please visit www.maddenfuneralservice.com for complete obituary and guestbook.