First Sergeant Anthony M. Hopkins, 70, of Radcliff, KY passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown after a valiant battle with Covid-19.
Anthony was born September 16, 1949, in Wilson, N.C., to Jason Hopkins and Minnie Ward. Both of his parents preceded him in death. He grew up in a large, loving family, with six siblings. Anthony graduated from Darden High School in Wilson. After graduating from high school, Anthony joined the United States Army on February 16th, 1970.
He was a decorated U.S. Army First Sergeant who served in both the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal for his heroic service in the Vietnam War. First Sergeant Hopkins proudly served in the Army for 24 years before receiving an honorable discharge. Following his military career, he continued his service to the nation in a different capacity, working for the United States Postal Service for an additional 18 years.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Yong Hopkins; five children, Anthony M. Hopkins, Jr., Kevin D. Hopkins, Mark A. Hopkins, Michael A. Hopkins, and Michelle A. Hopkins; and six siblings, Jason Hopkins, Jr., Tommy-Lee Hopkins, Minnie Hopkins, Elaine Hopkins, Raymond Hopkins, and Cynthia Hopkins-Floyd. He also leaves to cherish his memory 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
As a husband, father, brother, friend, and mentor to many, Anthony touched many lives during his lifetime. The outpouring of love and support has been a testament to his impact.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home of Wilson, N.C. Anthony will be laid to rest during a private ceremony for immediate family and close friends on his birthday, September 16, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Rest Haven Cemetery, 400 College Street NE, Wilson, N.C.
In addition, a small ceremony is scheduled for family and friends in Radcliff, KY with a tentative date of September 26th, 2020. More information will be shared upon the family’s return via social media.
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Romans 14:8 - For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.
Services are being handled by Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Wilson, NC.
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