Tyrone was born in Oakland, California on October 18, 1962. He was the third born son of Thelma Hopkins and Eugene Hopkins. Tyrone was preceded in death by his two brothers Archie Lee Harris and Roy Lee Harris.
The family moved from Oakland, CA to Sparks, NV when Tyrone was a young boy. Although Tyrone was the seventh born of eight, from an early age he was very independent and determined to do things his way.
Tyrone married Mary Thomas and gained a family that loved and accepted him for the wonderful person he was. Tyrone had three children, Walter and twin girls. He was very proud of his most valuable possessions, his children. Tyrone has always been family orientated, and loved his wife, mother, father, children and siblings, sharing a loving heart for all. His brothers, sisters, sons, daughter, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand- nieces and nephews could not have asked for a more loving brother, uncle, or grandfather.
Tyrone had this big smile and this very special way about him that made him stand out from the rest. His heart was as big as they came and he always worried about others. Tyrone was very giving with his heart, this is not by the amount of people who are present today, but for those of us who have been present for the beginning and forever. We know that Tyrone was blessed to have had so many to love him and that he loved all of you back. As his body began to deteriorate, he still continued to be steadfast and unmovable with his love and his love for God. Tyrone did not doubt God’s love for him and he accepted God, was baptized and received the Holy Ghost.
Tyrone leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife Mary, mother Thelma, father Eugene and his children. Tyrone will also be forever loved by his five sisters Carolyn Harris, Alice Molano, Jennifer Harris, Wilheminia Wynne, Virginia Walker, by his brother Eugene Wone Hopkins Jr, by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and extended family and dear friends.