Millard Hopkins, son of Doc Andrew Hopkins and Melba Octavia (Whisenhunt) Hopkins, was born on January 18, 1938 in Stilwell, Oklahoma and departed this life on December 2016 in Stilwell, Oklahoma at the age of 78.
He grew up working on his parent's farm and continued to help out on the farm throughout their life. He was a gifted mechanic, worked in the timber industry and in his early years became part owner of a saw mill. He loved the Lord, his family and friends. He liked being outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. As a young child, he had a passion for coon hunting and later was known for his registered Bluetick Coonhounds that he raised. He learned to play the guitar and other musical instruments by ear. One of his favorite songs to play on the guitar was the Wildwood Flower.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Doc and Tava Hopkins, his wife: Virginia (Rogers) Hopkins, his son: Waylan Hopkins, brothers: Charlie Hopkins, Tom Hopkins, and D.A. Hopkins, sisters: Elge McDaniels, Eula Hopkins, Sadie Reynolds, Marie Vanmeter and a nephew who was like a brother: Emmett Hopkins.
He is survived by his sons: Glen Hopkins and wife, Marilyn of Stilwell, OK and Lenny Hopkins and wife Molly of Stilwell, OK, his daughter: De Loris Riddle and husband Robert of California, his brother Orae Hopkins of Stilwell, OK and his sister: Lou Kimbrell of Wyoming, MI. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives, friends and a niece who is like a sister: Lillian Matlock.
He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten by the ones close to him.
Services at Honey Hill Church with Pastor Glenn Hopkins officiating. Final arrangements were entrusted to the care of Roberts Funeral Home of Stilwell.