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Tommy Darrell Hopkins

February 2, 1962 ~ December 16, 2018 (age 56)

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Our loving husband, father, brother, "Paw- Paw" and friend, Tommy Darrell Hopkins, 56, well known resident of Blue Mountain, passed away Sunday December 16, 2018 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following a brief illness.
   Funeral Services honoring the life of Tommy will be at 2 PM Friday December 21 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with family friend, Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Mountain Cemetery.
   Tommy was born February 2, 1962 in Ripley and was the son of the late Darrell and Ruth Ann Brown Hopkins. He received his education in the Falkner School System and was married October 19, 1984 to his beloved wife, Lettie Smith Hopkins, who survives.
   A Christian and lifetime resident of Tippah County, Tommy was a valued employee of the Town of Blue Mountain and served as Fire Chief for over 23 years before his retirement. His love for his family and many friends was unending and he instilled his values that will continue to have influence in their lives for years to come. He was passionate about his community, led by example, served as a Mentor to others in their community service. He was known for helping others in times of need.
   Tommy will be remembered for his love of the outdoors that included lots of fishing. His home was always open and he could also often be seen sitting on his front porch or grilling food for his family. Tommy's life has been enriched immeasurably by family and friends that will miss him dearly.
   Visitation will continue Friday until service time at The Ripley Funeral Home.
   In addition to his wife of 34 years, those left to honor his memory include two daughters Shonda Bridges (Glenn) and Michelle Hopkins both of Blue Mountain, three sons. Elijah, Timothy and Johnathan Hopkins all of Blue Mountain, two sisters, Kathy Brooks and Polly Shelby (Vincent) both of Falkner, one granddaughter, Jaiden Hopkins, his loyal pet canines, "Bubba" and "Sugar" and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
   He was also preceded in death by one sister, Linda Hopkins and one brother, Tony Hopkins.

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