Jerry Wayne Hopkins | 1940-2018

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Jerry Wayne Hopkins

Jerry Wayne Hopkins, 78, of Decatur, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

Jerry had a stroke on Dec. 10 as he was preparing to play golf.

Services were Jan. 3 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.

Jerry was born Dec, 15, 1940, in Texarkana to Henry and Myrtle Hopkins. He married Jane Hopkins in 1959. On Oct. 30, 1987, Jerry married Bonnie Thompson.

Jerry served in the U.S. Air Force and the National Guard. He spent his career in law enforcement, working for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

He is survived by his wife; children Gary Don Hopkins, Glen Wayne Hopkins, Amy Beth Jeffreys and Jill Renae Shoush; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Texas Fallen Officers Foundation.

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