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Gary L. Hopkins

January 3, 1943 — May 14, 2023

Murray

 

Mr. Gary L. Hopkins, age 80, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023, at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky.

 

          Mr. Hopkins was born on January 3, 1943, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Alben and Minnie Gambrel Hopkins. Gary was a retired Fire Chief after 25 + years of service at the Rosemont Illinois Fire Department. When Gary retired, he continued to serve in many local community leader positions.  He was also a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ and an avid motorcycle enthusiast as a member of the Kentucky Road Riders Motorcycle club. 

         

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Fay Hopkins; two brothers, Steve Hopkins and Michael Hopkins.

 

          Survivors include two sons, Mark Hopkins and wife Elizabeth of Auburn, Kansas and Shawn Hopkins and wife Kate of Washington Island, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Garrett Hopkins, Trent Hopkins and Henry Hopkins.

 

          A funeral service for Gary will be held at 11a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Steven Hunter will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9a.m. till 11a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

 

          Expressions of sympathy may go to Murray Calloway County Senior Citizens “Meals on Wheels” 607 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or Glendale Road Church of Christ, 1101 Glendale Road, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

 

          Online condolences can be made at, www.jhchurchill.com 

 

          J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

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