1929 - 2016 Starling Hoppy Hopkins, Jr., 86, of Nederland, Texas, passed away April 25, 2016. He was born June 4, 1929, in Honey Grove, Texas to the late Starling Allen Hopkins, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Moore Hopkins. Starling was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church of Nederland and had a great love for the Lord and his family. He was a veteran of the U. S. Airforce, where he served his country proudly and was retired from Texaco Refinery with 37 years of service. He is survived by his wife, June Hopkins; sons, Starling Skippy Hopkins and wife, Lisa; Skott A. Hopkins and wife, Denise; daughter, Mariann Benko and husband, Mike; sister, Patricia Hodges, all of Nederland, TX; grandsons, Brett Hopkins and wife, Alisha of Brenham, TX, Brian Hopkins and Kelly of Nederland, TX; great-granddaughter, Lily Hopkins of Brenham, TX and several loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Starling is preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Harmon and son, Kelly Hopkins. A gathering of family and friends will be Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Melancon's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Donald Bean officiating. Interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Hoppy's memory to a
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 27, 2016