Bill Hopper Sr., 80, of Clinton, passed away 3:55 p.m. Thursday (March 15, 2018) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
His graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Weldon Cemetery with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.
Bill was born Nov. 3, 1937, in Ralston, Okla., the son of Ruben and Velma (Jones) Hopper. He married Erma Followell Sept. 18, 1959, in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Erma Hopper, Clinton; children, Bill Hopper Jr., Clinton; Doug Hopper, Clinton; and Lee Ann Price, Clinton; four grandchildren, Kristen Hopper, Britney Hopper, Ryan (Molly) Hopper, and Nicholas (Victoria) Price; nine great-grandchildren, Carson Alexander, Macy Alexander, Aiden Alexander, Reed Notaro, Hayden Hopper, Peyton Porter, Jackson Porter, William Price and Philip Price; and brothers, Ron Hopper, Ralston, Okla., and Tom (Carol) Hopper, Hominy, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Tonia and Tina Hopper; one grandson, Chad Hopper; and several brothers and sisters.
Bill worked for ADM and retired as a foreman; he had 41 years of elevator work experience. Bill’s passion was gardening, but most of all spending time with his family.
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.