Richard R. "Hoppy" Hopkins Eaton Rapids Faithful servant of Christ, devoted father, loving brother and dedicated friend went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at age 69. Born May 25, 1944 to James R. and Dorothy (Fox) Hopkins in Lansing, Michigan. A member of the first graduating class of Everett High School, Hoppy went on to work as an Electrician in the Parts Warehouse for General Motors where he would later retire. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the UAW Local 1753, and the Ionia National Guard where he was awarded Soldier of the Year honors. Hoppy loved cars, woodworking, hunting, serving others and inventing stuff. He was a selfless man that would go without to bring joy and comfort to others. Hoppy enjoyed volunteering at the St. Peter Charter School where he could give back to the children that brought him so much joy. He was a dependable man that will be missed by many. Preceding him in death were infant twin children, Donna Jo and Richard James Hopkins and his parents. Surviving are his daughter, Tiffany Hopkins; sons, Mark Hopkins, Christopher (Amanda Oberlin) Hopkins; grandchildren, Nathan Bell, Chandler Bell, Travis Hopkins, Darren Avey, Madalynn Hopkins, Timothy Jaxson Oberlin; sisters, Sue (Bill) Hettiger, Shirley (Jim) Kelly; brother, Steve (Beth) Hopkins as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Peter Catholic Church with Fr. John Byers as celebrant. Interment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids where the Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to "A Walk in Faith" campaign at St. Peter Catholic Church or Mother Teresa House. For online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com
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Skinner Funeral Homes
315 South River Street Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Published in Lansing State Journal from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2014