Mass of Christian burial for Frank S. Hopkins Sr., 89, of Hughes Springs, Texas will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Daingerfield, with Father Ambrose Chinnappa officiating. Burial will follow at Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery, Daingerfield, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc.
The family will received guests after 6 p.m. and a Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hopkins died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at a Daingerfield nursing home. He was born Jan. 27, 1915, in Lanark, Wis. to Patrick H. Hopkins Sr. and Mary Klosowski Hopkins.
He attended Portage County Schools, later winning Golden Gloves for amateur boxing. In 1935, he was a member of the Wisconsin Valley Baseball championship team. Mr. Hopkins continued his interest in baseball as a member of the Lone Star Steeler baseball team of the 1950s.
On Jan. 5, 1939, he married Joan Wyland at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson. In 1948 he became a founding member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He was a former superintendent of Texas & Northern Railroad, retiring in 1975 after almost three decades of service.
Survivors include his wife, Joan H. Hopkins of Hughes Springs, his children, Frank S. Hopkins Jr., Nancy Winters, and Michael Hopkins, all of Hughes Springs, George Hopkins of Toledo, Ohio, Mary Ellen Callas of Longview, Margaret Dobbs of Daingerfield, Barbara Golden, Patrick Hopkins, Michael Hopkins, all of Hughes Springs, Maureen Raible of Kingsport, Tenn., and Teresa Hopkins of Longview; one sister, Mary Koback of Stevens Point, Wis.; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, John R. Hopkins, Frank Eric Hopkins, Michael Hopkins II, Brian Dobbs, John Dobbs and Paul Golden.
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