Born May 20, 1948, in Coshocton, he was the son of the late Wilburn and Hazel Bradford Hopkins. Don attended Coshocton High School and was employed as a truck driver by Hox Recycling of Millersburg for many years, which was a job he very much enjoyed.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his life partner, Olive Blair; and his brothers, Terry, Jim, and Bill Hopkins.
Don is dearly missed by his children, Jennifer Peterson of Minerva, Crystal (Eugene) Waiters of Canton, and Donald Hopkins Jr. of Coshocton; his grandchildren, Tevin (Alyssa) Burnett, Jazmyne and Octavia Hopkins, Sasha Miller, Vanessa Hopkins and Julio Bell; his eleven great-grandchildren; his sisters and brothers, Bonnie (Doug) Jones of Corning, Brenda (Jeff) Mehok of New Philadelphia, Cheryl Geltz of Strasburg, Robert (Karen) Hopkins of Dover, and David Hopkins of New Philadelphia; his many nieces and nephews; Olive Blair’s children, Darlene, Arlene, Cathy and Cheryl; and by his little dog, Katie Sue.
Cremation is under the care and direction of the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover. Don’s family is planning a memorial gathering in the future.
Donations in Don’s memory are suggested to Interim HealthCare Hospice, 450 N. Third St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812, or, the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
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