Edward  Hopkins
Edward Ernest Hopkins, 74, of Washington, passed away at 2:38 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Daviess Community Hospital.
He was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Lansing, Michigan, to Ernest William and Leona Mariam (Reckert) Hopkins. He attended Lansing Community College and was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran. He was an avid Michigan State fan. He volunteered, taking three missionary trips to Mexico, and loved to play golf and fishing. He was retired from NSWC Crane and was a member of Washington Free Methodist Church and Washington Democrat Party.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue (Wilson) Hopkins, whom he married July 24, 1964; three daughters, Dawn Hopkins of Washington, Kathy (Rick) Orr of Montana, and Beth (Richard) Sherrer of New Jersey; 11 grandchildren, Sean Christian Hudson, Kailyn Hudson, Conner Hopkins, Austin Hopkins, Maia Hopkins, Zachary Orr, Carolyn E. Hopkins, Gabriella Orr, Brandon Orr, Joseph Orr, and Jordan Orr; and three great-grandchildren.
Edward is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Patty Langston; brother David Hopkins; sisters Mercedes Ison and Beatrice White.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel at 620 E. Viola Ave., with Pastor Adam Conder officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel.
Condolences may be sent online at www.edleemortuary.com
Memorial donations may be given to the Travis Burkhardt Foundation, 10274 N. 200 E. Plainville, IN 47568.
Ed Lee Mortuary was entrusted with arrangements.
Published on September 12, 2019


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