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Joe Hopson


04/15/1930 - 02/01/2014 Obituary
Joe Hopson Obituary
Born in Gatesvill, Texas to Delia and Rev. W.O. Hopson. Joe worked most of his life in the oilfields starting in West Texas and traveling to Louisiana, South America and settling in Bakersfield where he founded "Hopson Wireline Service". After retirement from "Hopson Wireline", he was consultant for several oil companies. He also enjoyed traveling with Airstream Carivans and found time to start up "Top Hat Chimney Sweep" as well as assist and work with his family in Hawaii developing "Kauai Magazine".
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Johnnie Hopson; three children Joel Hopson, Angelia Moor and Kimberly Priest; six grandchildren Seth Michael Hopson, LaDonna Hulsey, Zach Hopson, Joseph Hewitt, Sarah Johns and Randal Priest; great grandchildren Trinity Hulsey, Sophia Hopson and one on the way.
He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and Papa.
A celebration of life is Saturday, February 15th (2-4p.m.) at the family residence. In lieu of flowers, please gift the .
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 7, 2014
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