Mass of Christian Burial for Richard L. Hopson, 69, Eudora will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Military Graveside service will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 2, 1940 in Lafayette, LA the son of James Richard and Florence (Brinkley) Hopson.
He graduated from Harrah High School in Harrah, Oklahoma. He served his country in the US Navy during Vietnam and served as a Chief Petty Officer for 20 years. He worked as a supervisor for Jack Cooper Transport and retired in 2000. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, VFW in Lenexa and Disabled American Veterans.
He married Delores Burnett on May 5, 1961 in Lenexa, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include four sons, Scott and wife, Tina; Jim and wife, Shelly; Bob and wife, Melissa all of Eudora; Kurt and wife, Patricia of Schweinfurt, Germany; five grandchildren, Bo, Jillian, Alec, Dylan and Morgan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gale Ruby.
A Rosary will be said at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009 with visitation to follow at Holy Family Catholic Church.
The family suggests memorial to Holy Family Catholic Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain Subject: Hopson.
I want to convey my condolences to the Hopson family for their loss of Richard last year. I met him on a professional basis in 1979. I appreciated the excellent professionalism and care he maintained throughout his life and career. I was honored to have met him and admire his dedication to duty and truth for which he set a higher standard than those who claimed to be his peers. He was always one step ahead of trouble and shared his gratitude for the joy in this life.
Thank you for your condolences, Mr. Kummerlein. I am happy to hear such great things about my grandfather. But I’d like to point out that my grandparents got married in 1961, not 1927. He wasn’t born until 1940.