Eric J. Hopkins

Hopkins Eric J. Hopkins, age 43, passed away January 7, 2014. Eric was a loving son, husband and father. Eric was at home with his family when he passed. We know he is with our Lord, as a healthy young man, in his baseball uniform, ready to play. He Graduated from Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School in Bourbonnais, Illinois and is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering; while playing baseball for MIT. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Eric worked for the Ford Motor Company in Livonia, MI and recently worked at Caterpillar in Summerville, SC. Survived by loving wife, Sandi Hopkins; son and daughter, Jared and Rachel Hopkins of Hilliard, OH; parents, Dr. Dennis P. and Gwen Hopkins of Bourbonnais, IL; grandmother, Donna Winkel of Indianapolis, IN; in-laws, Tony and Mary Ellen Kremer of Celina, OH, Rob and Andrea (Kremer) Beeson of Hilliard, OH and Brian and Robin (Kremer) Ripley of Denver, CO; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. The Hopkins will receive family and friends Monday 12Noon-2 p.m. at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME WITH CREMATORY, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026, where a memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for Jared and Rachel's college funds. www.tiddfuneralservice.com

Funeral Home

Tidd Funeral Home - Hilliard
5265 Norwich Street Hilliard, OH 43026
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2014