William B. "Will" Hopkins Jr.

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William B. "Will" Hopkins Jr., 52, of Panama City Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at a Panama City hospital.

Will was born in Greenville, Ala., to the late William B. Sr. and Minnie Lee Mangum Hopkins on Nov. 14, 1958. He was a graduate of Auburn University, and had lived in Bay County, Fla., for the past 12 years. Will was the general manager at Burnt Pine Golf Club in Sandestin, Fla., and formerly was the GM at the Camp Creek Golf Course.

Survivors include his sister, Lee Jones of Greenville, Ala., and Jeanette Simpler of Montgomery, Ala.; his nieces and nephew, Sarah Simpler of Birmingham, Ala., Miland Simpler of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Laurie and Caroline Jones, both of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

A memorial service will be held in Greenville, Ala., at a date and time to be announced later. Contributions in Will's memory may be made to the Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914 Whitfield Road, Freeport, FL 32439.

Kent-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home
2403 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, Fla. 32405
850-763-4694
www.kentforestlawn.com

Funeral Home
Kent-Forest Lawn
2403 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 763-4694
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