William Harding Hoppe Sr., 87, passed away at his residence in Nutrioso on April 29, 2013. He was born January 26, 1926 in Carl Junction, Missouri, the son of Charles and Sarah Hoppe. Bill and Ruth were long-time residents of Yuma for 45 years.
Bill served his country in the US Navy
as Seaman First Class from March 1944-May 1946. He served in WWII
aboard the USS Mississippi. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Trigg & Son, Brinlee, and Thomas Construction Companies. He was an avid fisherman and loved camping. He had a passionate love for his family and for God. Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Hoppe; sons William "Butch" (Cindy) Hoppe Jr., and Larry (Sue) Hoppe, both of Nutrioso; daughter Linda (Corky) Hoppe Avery, Powell, Tennessee; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Hoppe, half-brothers Pete and Howard Lewis, sisters Frances Hoppe McFerron and Edna (Hoppe) Musgrove, half-sisters Rhetta Allen, Marie Denning, Hulda Skoves, and Hattie Temple, and grandson Roy Griffin.
A Viewing will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Burnham Mortuary, Eagar, AZ. A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.at the Nutrioso Cemetery, Nutrioso, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jesus First Community Baptist Church,
PO Box 57, Eagar, AZ 85925.
Burnham Mortuary, Eagar, handled the arrangements.
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