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Walter A. Hopkins

August 19, 1928 — January 2, 2010

Walter A. Hopkins, 81, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, January 2, at Heritage House of Richmond.


Born August 19, 1928 in Springfield, Illinois, he was the son of Charles and Hallie Maines Hopkins. He graduated from Hollansburg High School in 1947. He married the former Martha Eales on December 21, 1949 and lived much of his life in the communities of Hollansburg, Ohio and Whitewater and Fountain City. He farmed until 1960 then went to work at Dana Corp, where he was a member of the Dana 25 year Club and retired from in 1990 after 30 years of service.


He was a Little League coach and commissioner in the 1960's in the Whitewater baseball program. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and reading a good book. He also enjoyed a good game of Euchre and traveling, including many trips to Las Vegas.


Mr. Hopkins will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Martha, of Richmond; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Tom Weiss, of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-laws, Stephen and Carol Hopkins, of Fredericksburg, Texas; Doug and Mary Lou Hopkins, of Indianapolis and Dennis and Linda Hopkins, of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister, Mary Rohe, of Richmond; brother, Russell Hopkins, of Richmond; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.


Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers, Norman Hopkins, Lowell Hopkins, Lloyd Hopkins and Robert Hopkins; and 1 sister, Virginia Snyder.


A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.


Family and friends may gather for visitation at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, January 4.


Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-4830; or SouthernCare Hospice, 3414 West Fox Ridge Lane, Muncie, Indiana 47304-5203.

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