In Memory

Bill Hopkins

Bill Hopkins

Bill passed on Friday, May 20th, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones. Bill had worked in print advertising for many years and has been retired since 2005 due to a disability (congestive heart failure). He loved to laugh and had a particular affinity for sarcasm. Sharp wit always won his heart. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with BS in Political Science, but only chose to discuss politics with a few close friends. He enjoyed the eclectic. If it was odd, strange, or just plain interesting, you could be sure he would get that gleam in his eye to find out more. He had many fond memories of pictures in front of Multnomah Falls near Portland, OR. This will be his final resting place. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bob. He is survived by his wife Linda Hopkins, daughter Christina Hopkins, grandchildren Victoria and Christian Townley, siblings Susan, Patricia, and Homer, and his nieces and nephews Wesley, Ray, and Lynn.

Church service will be held at 3:00 pm May 28, 2016 at Parkhills Baptist Church with a reception to follow at his home.

Published in Express-News on May 26, 2016

Bill passed on Friday, May 20th, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones. Bill had worked in print advertising for many years and has been retired since 2005 due to a disability (congestive heart failure). He loved to laugh and had a particular affinity for sarcasm. Sharp wit always won his heart. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with BS in Political Science, but only chose to discuss politics with a few close friends. He enjoyed the eclectic. If it was odd, strange, or just plain interesting, you could be sure he would get that gleam in his eye to find out more. He had many fond memories of pictures in front of Multnomah Falls near Portland, OR. This will be his final resting place. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bob. He is survived by his wife Linda Hopkins, daughter Christina Hopkins, grandchildren Victoria and Christian Townley, siblings Susan, Patricia, and Homer, and his nieces and nephews Wesley, Ray, and Lynn.

Church service will be held at 3:00 pm May 28, 2016 at Parkhills Baptist Church with a reception to follow at his home.
 
 
Published in Express-News on May 26, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanantonio/obituary.aspx?pid=180116470#sthash.bSsZtaLP.dpuf



 
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02/11/17 01:49 PM #1    

Randy McKenzie

   Bill was in many of my classes throughout high school. His sense of humor was dry and sardonic and I enjoyed every moment that we shared. I send my sincere regret and sense of loss to his wife and family. Bill was truly a unique individual whose friendship was an honor and a unique blessing. May God bless and comfort all of us who called Bill friend, regardless of the passing years.

    Thank you, Bill, for your humor and friendship. As is frequently said, "Godspeed" good friend!

                                                                                                       Randy McKenzie 

 


02/12/17 09:00 AM #2    

Ron Jetton

I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I grew up next door to Bill from the fourth grade through high school. I remember many hours of playing in our back yards as kids. Bill was a good student and did very well in school. We went to Lee Elementary and Lincoln JH together as well as AHS. I have lots of memories of those days. I offer my condolences to his wife and family. Bill was a good guy and will be remembered.  


02/16/17 06:38 PM #3    

Richard Mallett

I want to express my condolences to Bill’s family and friends.  I was very fortunate to have met Bill in my 7th grade Texas History class at Lincoln and knew him all through high school.  We remained friends in Austin a few years later while we were attending the University of Texas.  

Bill was an outstanding student in every subject he studied.  He was extremely intelligent, had a tremendous wit and a contagious sense of humor.  Who else would name their solid white dog “Spot”?  Bill has left us too soon and will be greatly missed!  


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