Carson J. Hopkins


Carson J. Hopkins, 89 of Jasper Rd., Piketon, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Adena-Pike Medical Center in Waverly. He was born on July 3, 1924, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late German and Leona Conley Hopkins.

He was united in marriage on November 20, 1947, to Betty Roe Hopkins who preceded him in death on May 24, 1995. Surviving are a son, Morris (Fredia) Hopkins of Piketon; one daughter, Pat (Benny) Penn of Piketon; a daughter-in-law, Glendon Hopkins of Waverly; two sisters, Gladys Marhoover of Beaver and Thelma Counts of Waverly; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Minnie Ramey of Beaver. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry J. Hopkins; a granddaughter, Lisa Hill; three brothers, Donald, Harold, and Forrest Hopkins; and two sisters, Pauline Mouser and Nell Mustard.

Mr. Hopkins was an Insurance Agent for 21 years, a retired farmer and had served as president of the former Pike County Dairy Service Unit. He was former manager of the Jackson Production Credit Assoc. for 16 years, and a manager of the former Civic Savings Bank in Waverly. Having served for 20 years as the president of the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District, he was one of the original board members to form Pike Water, and was later named vice president. Mr. Hopkins also helped to start the Ohio Water Association. He was founder of the Hopkins Insurance in Piketon a business which is now operated by his son and daughter-in-law. He was a graduate of Western High School, served during WWII in the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion Merritt Post #142, Merritt Post #142 Honor Guard, a member of the Orient Lodge #321 F.& A.M., the Pike County Shrine Club, served on the Elm Grove Fire Dept., and was a member of the Piketon Lions Club for over 40 years.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly with Herman Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Mound Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by American Legion-Merritt Post #142 of Waverly. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike County Shrine Club, P.O. Box 443, Waverly, OH 45690, or the Piketon Lions Club, P.O. Box 546, Piketon, OH 45661

Funeral Home

Botkin Hornback Funeral Home LLC.
314 E North Street Waverly, OH 45690-1150
(740) 947-2313

Published in The Daily Times from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014