Bill "Hoppy" Hopkins OBIT
Texarkana, Bowie Co. Cemeteries of TX
Submitted by Shane Spencer
Bill "Hoppy" Hopkins, 74, of Wake Village, Texas, died Thursday, June 22,2004
in an Osceola, Ark., hospital. Mr. Hopkins was born July 9,1931 in New Boston,
Texas. He was a retired truck driver
with McCory Trucking Firm, York Pa., a police beat reporter, a steeple-jack, a
smoke jumper and an
undercover DEA agent, a fourth degree Knights of Columbus, a lobbyist, a member
of St. Edwards
Catholic Church and a World War II and Korean War Air Force veteran. Survivors
include his wife,
Carolyn Hopkins of Wake Village; two sons, Michael D. Hopkins of Taylorville,
Ga., and John Hopkins
of Prescott, Ark.; four daughters, Jean M. Herman of Morgantown, W. Va., Mary K.
Turney and Juanita C.
Merritt of Texarkana; and Theresa A. Griggs of Atlanta, Texas; one sister, Emily Ligon of Wake Village; two special friends, Tom and T.J. Hadley; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Mass will be 10 a.m. today at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Phillip Reaves officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, under direction of East Funeral Home, Downtown. Memorials may be made to St. Edwards Catholic Church or the battered women's shelter. Relatives will be at 616 MacArthur Drive, Wake Village. Online registration is at www.mem.com.