Ronald Wayne Hopkins, age 68, of Meridian, Miss., passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, with his family at his side, at Centegra Hospital - McHenry.
Born May 22, 1943 in Miami, Ron was the son of the late Emery and Ora Mae (Barr) Hopkins. He attended St. Peters Catholic School and Marshall High School. In August of 1966 he was united in marriage to Martha Kay Thrasher.
He worked for Snap-On Tools for 23 years, retiring in 2003. Ron enjoyed being with his family and his many friends. He also enjoyed fishing. All that knew Ron celebrated his life, his friendship and his gentle spirit.
He is survived by his wife Martha Kay Hopkins; sons, Jeff (Kathy) and Mark; five grandchildren, Adam, Melissa, Kayla, Lisa and Jason; five great grandchildren, Justin, Kendall, Megan, Kyle and Raeliegh; aunts, Roberta Barr, Ethreda Benedick and Regina Whitaker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Orchard Church, McHenry, Ill., and on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Meridian, Miss.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Transplant Center at Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas.
Arrangements entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.
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