Ernest Hopkins

Ernest Hopkins

Tuesday, March 11th, 1924 - Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Ernest Jennings Hopkins, 96, of Rockbridge County, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie & Bernice Hopkins; infant twin sisters; sister, Margaret Ikenberry; brothers, Robert & Lewis Hopkins. Ernest served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Navy Aviator & then served in the Navy Reserves. Ernest loved to read philosphy, was a master gardener & enjoyed restoring his 1770 home and property. Surviving are his wife, Jutta; children, Gary Hopkins (Donna); Karen Gmiterko (Greg) & Lisa Clow (Ron); grandchildren, Sarah, Ian, Jordan, Dylan, Jackie, Michael & Ben; two great-grandchildren; his furry companion, Teddy & numerous cherished nieces & nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Evergreen Burial Park with Rev. Anthony Nix officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.
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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Evergreen Burial Park
    1307 Summit Ave.
    Roanoke, VA 24015
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Frank and Jan Runa

Posted at 05:16pm
Jutta and all the Hopkins Family,
All of you remain in our thoughts and prayers! Here are some words we would use to describe Uncle Ernest:
Kind, generous, honorable, solid integrity, intelligent, patriotic, family oriented, determined, hardworking,
faith filled, humorous, interesting conversationalist, good listener, loveable and loved!
He will be missed! Grace, Peace and Love!!!

Beverly Svoboda

Posted at 09:51pm
We always enjoyed our time with Uncle Ernest through the years. He had a kind spirit and an underlying sense of humor. He was the last of the Hopkins siblings and will be greatly missed! Rest In Peace Ernie.🙏🏻🙏🏻

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