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HOPKINS Mr. Todd Alan Hopkins, age 50, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Saturday morning, November 17, 2012 as he was on his way home to his wife and daughters. Born in Dayton, OH he was the son of John L. and Karen E. Moon Hopkins. Todd was raised in Kettering, OH where he graduated from Fairmont High School, Class of 1980. He attended the Miami University of Ohio where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering. Todd began his career in the Pulp and Paper Industry in June of 1985 when he came to Fernandina Beach to join Container Corporation of America as a Process Engineer. Throughout the ensuing years, he received many promotions and requests to accept additional responsibilities; working through the mergers and acquisitions with Jefferson Smurfit, Smurfit Stone and what is now Rock Tenn. In May 2005, Todd took on the position of Production Manager at the Seminole Mill in Jacksonville. He worked at Seminole until September of 2010 when he returned home to the Fernandina Mill as Manager of Operational Excellence. An avid outdoorsman, Todd loved the water, boating, running and time spent with his family. He possessed a great respect and admiration for his many friends and coworkers. Todd and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Fernandina where he was past Chairman of the Deacons. He leaves behind, his loving wife of 25 years, Cheryl Edwards Hopkins, their beautiful daughters, Kayla, Alysa and Gracie, his parents, John and Karen Kay Hopkins, his father and mother in law, Charles and Suzanne Edwards, sister, Melissa Meiss (Phil), brother in law, Keith Edwards (Julie), aunts, Sandra (John), Patty (Phil), uncle, Glenn (Pam), cousins, Laura Lou (Bob), Kenny (Debbie), Kevin (Jill), Sherry, Emily (Jason), Scotty and Jay (Cindy), nieces, Jordan, Madison, Jenna, Addie, Sharon, Lisa, Allison, Ashley, Caroline, Alexandra, nephews, Mitch, Jake and Hunter. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday (tomorrow), November 20, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach with Pastor Jeff Overton, officiating. His family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 am until the hour of service. Todd will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1600 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Please share his life story at www.oxleyheard.com OXLEY HEARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Nov. 20, 2012
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