ANNA - Gordon A. Hopp, 67, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Union County Hospital in Anna.
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He was born Sept. 2, 1945, in Elgin, the son of Floyd and Elizabeth Hadder Hopp.
He married Linda Vines on May 6, 1967, in Kornthal Church in Jonesboro.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Linda Hopp, of Anna; one daughter, Chelle (Larry) Telfair of Paducah; one son, Matthew Hopp and fiancée, Astasia Moses, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Nathan Bryan Telfair, and Kaylyn Marie Gayle Telfair and Logan Allen Hopp; four brothers, Larry (Bonnie) Hopp, Wes (Wanda) Hopp, Jim (Pam) Hopp and Floyd (Linda) Hopp; five sisters, Ginny (Davis) Brunes, Sally (Al) Hemming, Pat Mangum, Karen (Dick) Daniels and Donna (Bill) Sanko; brother and sisters-in-law, Donald (Bonnie) Vines, Virginia Adams, Lloyd (Cindy) Vines, Jim (Shirley) Vines and Barney (Joyce) Barnhart; nieces and nephews; cousins; and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Bryan A. Hopp.
Gordon was a member of First Baptist Church in Anna, The American Legion and Anna Kiwanis.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
Gordon was a dedicated and passionate police officer for the city of Anna for 25 years, and later he served as chief of police for 12 years before his retirement in 2005.
Services for Mr. Gordon A. Hopp will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Bobby Richardson officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, April 11, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Memorials may be made to the Union County DARE program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2013