Hopkins, Bill (Delano)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bill Hopkins, 68, of Delano, TN, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the family residence. 

Mr. Hopkins was the son of the late Vivian Byerly Hopkins and William H. Hopkins; and was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Jean Showalter.

Mr. Hopkins was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a truck driver most of his life and a retired member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed working on his farm, mowing his lawn and playing and raising his dogs! Mr. Hopkins was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Delano.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hopkins of Delano; his step-son, Charles A. "Chuck" Hughes Jr. and his wife Elena of Cleveland; his granddaughters, Elena, Elizabeth and Anna Hughes of Cleveland; his brothers, G. W. Hopkins and his wife Bonnie and Delaney Hopkins and his wife Brenda all of Harrisonburg, VA; his niece, Suzanne Bowman; and his brother-in-law, Garland "Peach" Showalter all of Harrisonburg, VA.

The Remembrance of Life Memorial Service will be conducted Wednesday, January 2 at 6:30 p.m. from the Friendship Baptist Church in Delano with Reverend Robby Hatcher officiating. Interment will be conducted in Virginia at a later time. 

The family request that in lieu of flowers, Gideon Bibles be donated or memorials be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund. 

The family will receive friends from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 2 at the Friendship Baptist Church in Delano. 

The North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of the arrangements.


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