H.D. "Hoppy" Hopkins, son of the late Hestle D. Hopkins and Laveda Mae Carney Hopkins, was born on June 22, 1925, at Bloomfield and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Friday, July 9, 2004, at the age of 79.
Mr. Hopkins was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Navy, a former meat cutter with the Dexter Packing Company and Denny's IGA in Puxico, a former resident of Dexter currently residing in Puxico. He enjoyed playing his guitar at his church and at the Dexter Senior Center.
He was first united in marriage to Arlene Potter on Nov. 2, 1944, at Lexington, Okla. He then married Glenda London on July 8, 1986, at St. Francis, Ark. She preceded him in death on March 14, 1998.
Survivors include one son, Mark Hopkins of Bremerton, Wash.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lannis and Earl Hancock of House Springs and Gail and Lynn Cookson of Puxico; two stepsons, Mike and Judy London of Las Vegas, Nev., and Steve London of Farmington; one stepdaughter and her husband, Charlotte and Danny Bettis of Williamsville; 13 grandchildren, Bill Norman, Brian Norman, Rachel Smith, Amy Crutcher, Thom Cookson, Ryan Hopkins, Lori Holaday, Holly Hopkins, Shane Bien, Chandler Bien, Bailey London, Cole London, and Marc London; a special friend, Eula Powell of Puxico; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Leon Hopkins and Dwain Hopkins.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 12,2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dean Williams officiating.
Interment followed in the Hagy Cemetery.