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John Curtis Hopkins June 13, 1931 - April 26, 2022

Born: Saturday Jun 13, 1931

Died: Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

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John Curtis Hopkins, 90, of Roanoke, VA (formerly of Eden, NC), passed on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Brookdale of Salem, VA.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden, NC with Military Honors on the front lawn following the service. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service, from 1-2pm.

John was born June 13, 1931, in Rockingham County, NC, to the late John Raymond Hopkins and Edna Agnes Dodson Hopkins. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and served his country during the Korean War. John was a former member of Draper Pentecostal Holiness Church, until his move to Roanoke. He worked as a telephone equipment installer for AT&T, formerly Western Electric, until his retirement. John served as Hunter Safety Instructor for the state for over 25 years. He also served for many years as Assistant Scout Master. John was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending his time fishing at the Outer Banks.

Surviving are John’s loving wife, Delma “Fern” Cloyd Hopkins of Roanoke, VA; son, Ray Hopkins and wife Stephanie of Roanoke, VA; 2 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 9 step-great-grandchildren; sister, Annette Ware of Danville, VA; brother, Fred E Hopkins of Youngsville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John’s name to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

I grew up with Curtis.  He was a fine individual.  Paul Stophel.
Paul Stophel
Dear Fern and family, I'm sorry for your loss. I have good memories of John and you coming in Jerry's to get your chicken. Remembering the Powells and you and John coming in together. What sweet memories. May the Lord give you the strength and comfort that you need in the days to come.
Linda East
Fern, sorry to hear of Curtis's passing. Praying that you will find comfort knowing that he is in the arms of our savior. I have some fond memories of the neighborhood we grew up in and prayers.
                                Faith Stewart Jennings
Faith Stewart Jennings
I am so sorry, I just found out about Curtis passing today Fern please take care and if there is any thing I can do let me know from Ann Lay Slaydon

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