H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel

1020 Spring Street Nw, Atlanta, GA


Edwin Lowrey Hoopes, III

September 8, 1942July 14, 2019

Edwin Lowrey Hoopes, III 1942-2019

Edwin Lowrey Hoopes, III died Sunday, July 14, at Piedmont Hospital after suffering from complications from hip replacement surgery. Eddie, as he was widely known to family and friends, worked as a stock broker and retired as a Managing Director of Morgan Keegan & Co. He was an avid and accomplished golfer and enjoyed playing on courses across the Unites States and Europe. He particularly enjoyed his memberships at the Capital City Club, the Everglades Club (Palm Beach), and Yeamans Hall Club (Charleston, SC). He was also a member of the Old Guard Society of Palm Beach Golfers. Eddie was born September 8, 1942 to Edwin L. Hoopes, Jr. and Ann Brown Hoopes, in Columbus, Georgia where, at a young age, he began playing golf at the Columbus Country Club. The family moved to Athens where he continued to excel at the game at the Athens Country Club. Eddie was the third Hoopes to graduate from the Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire where he was captain of the varsity golf team and captain of the cheerleader team. He went to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Gorgon’s Head Lodge and played on the golf team. He also enrolled in NROTC. Eddie graduated from UNC in 1965 with a BA degree in math. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and traveled much of the world. As a Lieutenant JG in 1967, he was one of the officers on duty on the U.S.S. Forrestal when it caught on fire off the coast of Vietnam. Eddie was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his daughters: Ann Hoopes McAdams (Robert M. “Marty” Smith), her step-daughter, Sarah Abigail Smith and grandchildren, Maverick Cade Smith and Hampton Ann Smith, all of Nashville; and Molly Hoopes Wotton (Dr. Gordon MacGregor Wotton) and their sons—Gordon MacGregor “Mac” Wotton Jr., Cole Lowrey Wotton, Henry Hoopes Wotton—all of Atlanta. His brother, Claude Brown Hoopes (Lyn Littlefield Hoopes) of Marion, Massachusetts also survives him as does his son Nathanial Lowrey Hoopes (Anika Binnendijk), and his three boys: Malcolm Locke Hoopes, Colin Locke Hoopes, Gregory Locke Hoopes, all of Washington, D.C. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Edwin Lowrey Hoopes, III 1942-2019

Funeral arrangements have been updated, and the service planned for Columbus, Georgia has been moved. Eddie will be buried in a family plot in North East, Maryland. The Memorial Service and burial will be held September 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Anne’s Episcopal Church, 315 South Main Street, North East, Maryland 21901.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the City of Refuge, 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314 or ww.cityofrefugeatl.org or the charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 21, 2019


Edwin Lowrey Hoopes, III

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Chick Ritter

July 23, 2019

This is a shocker as Eddie and I were fraternity brothers at UNC in the SAE fraternity and he sponsored me for the Old Guard. He will be missed. A really good guy!!

Rich Sinni

July 22, 2019

I met Eddie at the Old Guard and shared a lot of fun times with him especially at the gin table when he gave me grief for my gin abilities. The gin room won’t be the same without him. Rest In Peace Eddie.

John Newsome

July 20, 2019

Ed was a great friend. He will be missed at our golf outings and the gin table.
Johnny Newsome

Henry Homes lll

July 20, 2019

The gin table won’t be the same without you there Eddie. 30 years of golf,gin, and vodka. You couldn’t wait to get back to your family. I never thought that it would be the last time I saw you at The Old Guard..Rest in Peace my friend, you will be missed.