Roy Darrell Hopson, age 69, went to be with his Lord on April 17, 2015, with family by his side. He was born February 5, 1946 in Erwin, TN, the son of Roy and Jetta Hopson. Roy served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1965 until he was honorably discharged as Sergeant E-5 in 1967. He moved to Jacksonville from Erwin, TN in 1967. He worked for Southside Mike Shad Parts Department for 20 years. He then joined C&D Insurance and Bonds, Inc. until his retirement. He was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. He was an avid Gator fan. Other than his parents, Roy was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley and a brother, Larry.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Carol; blended children, Mark (Pat), Kathy (Chris), David (Robin), Tim (Lynn), Jeremy (Tammy); grandchildren, Ashley (Channing), Cody (Amber), Garrett (Corynn), Amber Ann, Alex, Sarah, Noah and great granddaughter, Dakota; nephew, Nathan Hashe and niece, Rene Kepliger both of Erwin as well as many other family members and friends. He is also survived by his dog, faithful companion and friend, Rudy.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home from 12:00 noon until 1:30 P. M. Interment will follow in the Gethsemane Cemetery, Greeneville, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jacksonville Muscular Dystrophy, 7077 Bonneval Road #460 Jacksonville, FL 32216, www.mda.org.,
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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Hopson family. (423) 743-1380.