Bobby J. Hopkins, Greencastle, passed away at his rural Putnam County home on Saturday, Sept. 4 in the loving care of his family.
He was a former resident and life long dairy farmer in Hamilton County.
Born in his home on Sept. 22, 1936 near the small town of Jolietville in Hamilton County, he was the son of Eldeen and Sarah Ellen (Hadley) Hopkins who preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda (Hopkins) Richardson and two grandsons, Seth Hopkins and Makenna Hopkins.
He was a former president of the Hamilton County Dairy Herd Improvement Association and served on the boards of the Westfield Washington School Corporation, the Hamilton County Farm Bureau Co-op and the Hamilton County 4-H Council. He was also a former trustee and active member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Westfield and was a current member of the Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Suzanne (Burris) Hopkins, children Steven (Ruth) Hopkins of Harrisburg, South Dakota, Larry (Angie) Hopkins of Westfield; Ronald (Marci) Hopkins of Spencer; Deanna (Brian) Arvey of Arnold, Mo.; and son-in-law Dr. James (Melody) Richardson of Danville.
Grandchildren include Caroline (Brandon) Crum of Westfield, Nancy Richardson of Bloomington, Marianne Richardson and John Richardson of Danville; Staci Hopkins and Todd Hopkins of Spencer, Emma Hopkins and Anna Hopkins of Westfield and Adam Vonarx and Mary Vonarx of Arnold, Mo.; and one great-grandchild, William Crum of Westfield.
Also surviving are two sisters, Carolyn (Buck) Talbott, Mona Enkoff and one brother, Billy Hopkins, all currently residing in Venice, Fla.; and a cousin, Maxine Ottinger, of Sheridan.
Viewing will be at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle from 6 to 8 p.m. today and at the Christ United Methodist Church in Westfield from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial to follow at Little Eagle Creek Cemetery in Westfield.
The Rev. Mark Wesler of Christ United Methodist Church will be officiating. Memorial contributions can be sent to Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 66 Greencastle, IN 46135 or to the Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund at 318 N. Union St. Westfield, IN 46074 or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com