Thomas Jackson Hopkins Jr.June 28th, 2020
Thomas Jackson Hopkins Jr., 74, was peacefully carried to Heaven in the arms of the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Thomas was born on January 27, 1946, in Ironton, Ohio to Thomas Jackson Hopkins Sr. and Mildred "Millie" Zimmerschied Hopkins. They moved to Sedalia, Mo. when he was very young. Thomas married Melanie K. Wilson Hopkins on June 7, 1996. Together they shared two beautiful daughters, Hillary, (Steve) Lamar, and Heather "Kate" (Ryan) Boeckman, and three sons, Christopher (Candice) Wadley, Jeremy (Tracy) Wadley, and Brian (Ashley) Wadley. Tom worked for the State of Missouri until retiring in January 2008. Tom loved hunting, fishing, and was an avid reader. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. His faith was so strong it carried over to anyone who spent time with him. Tom is survived by his wife Melanie; his brother, Dean (Sofia) Hopkins; his sister, Debbie; his children and 19 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving parents and his brother Stephen Hopkins. In lieu of a funeral, a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.