Larry Eugene Hopkins

November 14, 1948March 23, 2014
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Larry E. Hopkins, 65, of Athens, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born on November 14, 1948 in Springfield, the son of the late Edward and Mabel (Reamer) Hopkins. He married Shirley Bounds on September 13, 1969 in Springfield.

Mr. Hopkins served in the U. S. Army. He worked as a consultant for Kaskaskia Engineering in Belleville, IL. Previously he had worked for and retired from the State of IL Department of Transportation. He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

He is survived by his wife Shirley, he is survived by 2 sons, Russ (wife Renee) Hopkins of Chatham, IL and their 2 daughters Alyssa and Addison, and Michael Allen Hopkins of Chatham and his 2 daughters Kaitlin and Cassidy; a brother Edward Russell (wife Patricia) Hopkins, and 2 sisters Helen Louise Chappell and Dorothy “Dottie” Hopkins-Rehan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Jeremiah Hopkins and a sister Verna Baker.

Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where visitation will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm. Additional visitation will be on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 9 am until time of the funeral service at 10 am, with Rev. Craig Sweet officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield with military honors provided by the U.S. Army and the Interveterans’ Burial Detail of Sangamon County.

Memorials may be made to Barnes-Jewish Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, 1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 28, 2014

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Pat and Dulany Sriner

April 15, 2014

Dottie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm very sorry I missed seeing this or I would have been there for you. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during your bereavement.
Sincere sympathy, love, and prayers,
Pat and Dulany Sriner

Mike and Sandy Barker

March 31, 2014

We were so sorry to hear of Larry's death. We have fond memories of Khoury League games and Saturday mornings in the Y gym. We tell our grand kids the story of Mike barfing on the gym floor when he was doing a lay-up. Larry turned to Shirley and said "I knew we shouldn't have let him eat those pickles this morning." I hope you share laughs as well as tears in the days to come. Sincere sympathy to your family.

John Langheim

March 30, 2014

Sam, our deepest condolences to you, your family, and friends suffering from Larry's passing.

Ed & Lynette Jones

March 28, 2014

Shirley, Rusty, Mike, Ed, Patsy & family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a kind man and will be greatly missed.

Marcus Locke

March 28, 2014

Shirley, Rusty and Mike
My thoughts and prayers go to you all during these tough times. He will be deeply missed.

Michael Desyllas

March 27, 2014

Whether you were friends, family, or just an acquaintance with Larry you knew you could always count on him whether it be for help, advice, or just as importantly to make you smile. Larry was a good and fair man who will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hopkins family!

Sherry Berry

March 27, 2014

I'm so sorry for the families loss. He is at peace now and struggles no more. RIP Larry, you will be missed.

Pam Hines

March 27, 2014

Sam, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Larry, I always enjoyed spending time with you both. I will always be here for you. Love you my FRIEND!

March 27, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss of Larry. I, too, lost a brother too early and know the hardship everyone goes through with the process. Thought and prayers are sent to the whole family.

Mary Lou Johnsrud (a friend of Dottie's)

Kathleen Thorne Lockenour

March 27, 2014

So sorry to here about Ungle Larry. he will be missed R.I.P ungle Larry we love you God bless aunt Shirley Russ Mike. Cousin Kathy Thorne Lockenour