Willie Hopson

William “Hoppie” Hopson

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for William “Hoppie” Hopson

Willie Hopson

April 12, 1926
to
April 18, 2017

*William *Hoppie* Hopson was born April 12, 1926 to James and Mary Helen (Daniels) Hopson in Spiro, Oklahoma. He collapsed in his K.C home and quietly slipped away to be with the Lord on April 18, 2017.
*He and his family moved to Haskell, OK when he was quite young. He grew up in Haskell and matriculated through their school system. Until his death he continued to be active with the BTW Alumni Association.
*He united in marriage to his wife, former Lois Warren, on February 28, 1948. He was often quoted saying that he took serious his wedding vows before God. They remained married for 69 years. Prior to their marriage they each had two children and then three together. The children were all raised together.
William worked as a truck driver for many different companies. His final position was with the City of Kansas City. He proudly served the city for 20 years+ and had been retired for 29 years.
*William and Lois were dedicated members of Emmanuel Church for 50 years. Until Lois was too ill to consistently attend church they faithfully attended and served. William was most proud of serving as a Deacon.
*Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers: Jerry, James, Robert and Ronald Hopson; four sisters: Charlotte Hopson, Freda Singleton, Phyllis Mills, and Eugenia Ransom; four of his children: William L. Hopson, Jacqueline L. (Hopson) Cunningham, Sandra L. (Hopson) Goree and Charles E. Griffith.
*William leaves to cherish his memory: beloved wife, Lois E. Hopson; daughter Cheryl A. Jones (Odis); sons: Richard D. Hopson and Howard Griffith; three sisters: Betty Allen, Barbara Riley and Connie Sanders; grandsons: Robert Goree, Cornelius Goree and William D. Hopson; granddaughters: Crystal Griffith Reed and Brianna Cunningham; 10 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Location:

Emmanuel Church

920 Olive St., Kansas City, MO 64128

Service Details

Date and Time:

Monday, April 24, 2017 at
11:00 AM

Location:

Emmanuel Church

920 Olive St., Kansas City, MO 64128

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

10507 Holmes Rd., K.C., MO

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500