Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Norval Howard “Hoppy” Hopkins 1944-2024

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Norval Howard “Hoppy” Hopkins, 79, laid down his tools for the final time on June 14, 2024 at his home in Weatherford, TX. Hoppy was born July 3, 1944 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and his life was marked by service to his country, skilled craftsmanship in his trade, and love for his family. Hoppy graduated from Azle High School in 1963. He played trumpet in the Stage Band, was a member of both the Science Slide Rule Club and Chess Club, ran track, and acted in the Junior Class Play. After graduating high school, Hoppy joined the United States Marine Corps where he honorably served from 1963-1970, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. A master carpenter and versatile tradesman, Hoppy owned Hopkins Contracting where he built custom homes and patios. In fact, he built the family home where his children grew up. Hoppy will be remembered for his love of telling a good story, his presence at local estate and yard sales, and spending time with his grandchildren every chance he got. He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard Hopkins and Mildred Howard, and his siblings, Sharman Ansley and Adrian Howard. He is survived by his siblings, Alton and Shelly Howard, his children Aris and Jamel Musa, Taylor and Kristy Hopkins, and Mason and Christina Hopkins, and his beloved grandchildren Emery, Silas, Amelia, and soon to be born grandson from Mason and Christina. The funeral will be a private event remembering Hoppy in the presence of close family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association in his name. To share memories with the family, please email masonleehopkins@gmail.com.

Funeral arragements: The funeral will be a private event remembering Hoppy in the presence of close family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association in his name. To share memories with the family, please email masonleehopkins@gmail.com.