Henry Hopkins Jr.<p>Henry Guy Hopkins Jr. affectionally known as “Happy Hoppy” went to his eternal life at<br /> the age of ninety-eight on September 5, 2020. He was surrounded by family at their<br /> "guest house" on the lakes! Henry was a native of Wachula, Florida. At a young age he<br /> moved with his parents and brother to New Orleans, Louisiana. There he attended<br /> Fortier High School. After High School he furthered his career at a California Aircraft<br /> School and worked for Lockheed Lightning Aircraft. Henry then enlisted in the U.S.<br /> Army Air Corp.and was stationed at a Base near Preston, England during World War II.<br /> After the war, he returned to New Orleans where he met a younger, ”petite, brown-eyed<br /> beauty" and convinced her mother that “ Marriage is not about age, it's about finding<br /> the right person.”<br /> Henry Guy Hopkins, beloved husband, did find the right person when he fell hard for<br /> and married the love of his life Germaine Adele Grainer, seven years his junior. Finding<br /> the “right person” has given them 68 years of happiness together, never leaving each<br /> others side. They eventually made their home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where Hoppy<br /> worked for the City Parish in the Engineering Department for 35 years. He was an avid<br /> reader and researcher, enjoying every line of the daily newspaper starting front to back.<br /> Hoppy had such a kind heart for helping others, no matter what the need. He had a<br /> love of traveling, and never met a stranger. He cherished Tulane and LSU football,<br /> Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium with Jake and Marie and Sunday drives with his<br /> family. The violin was his instrument of choice, and at a young age he even performed<br /> at Carnegie Hall in New York City. His family fondly remembers him whistling a tune as<br /> pretty as any instrument, especially a military cadence.<br /> Henry Guy Hopkins Jr. is survived by his daughters, Charmaine Hopkins Kleinpeter<br /> (Louis Gregory), and Donna Hopkins Garon (Dr. Mark), and sons, Henry Guy Hopkins III<br /> (Marion “Missy”Vaughn), and Blake Joseph Hopkins (fiancée Lindsey Regan).<br /> Hoppy and Minnie lived everyday for the next adventure with their thirteen<br /> grandchildren and their seven great-grandchildren: Jonathan Francis Dyer (Michelle<br /> Falgoust) and their children, Michael Francis and “CeCe” Cecile Camille; Dr. Mark<br /> Tyson Garon (Michelle Martin) and their children Mark Knox , George Patrick and<br /> “Gus” Augustine Lee; Brandon Patrick Dyer (fiancée Gretchen Devero); Beau<br /> Christopher Garon (Katie Colongne) and their son Cole Warren; Henry “Hank” Guy<br /> Hopkins IV (Meri Rowe) and their son Henry Guy Hopkins V; Mitchell Dean Hopkins,<br /> Bart Joseph Hopkins, Ashley Marie Hopkins, Christian Lee Garon, Rachel Hunter<br /> Hopkins, Cain Michael Hopkins and William Joseph Hopkins.<br /> Henry Guy Hopkins is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Guy Hopkins Sr. and<br /> Alma Hattaway Hopkins, and beloved Aunts, Lila Hattaway Plaut, Joyce and Myrth<br /> Hopkins, a brother Edward Roy Hopkins, a life long friend, Arthur White and a special<br /> grandson, Matthew Vaughn Hopkins.<br /> The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the caregivers at Hospice of Baton<br /> Rouge, Cora Neoland, Cynthia Johnson and Dr. Mike Rolfsen. A funeral Mass will be<br /> celebrated by Rev. Gregory J. Daigle at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at<br /> St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 57805 Main Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana.<br /> Entombment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory,11817 Jefferson Highway,<br /> Baton Rouge, Louisiana.<br /> In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, please consider making a memorial<br /> donation in the name of Henry Guy Hopkins Jr. to a charity of your choice with an emphasis on helping the less fortunate. </p> <p><br /> “ I’ll be loving you always<br /> With a love that’s true, always<br /> Not for just an hour<br /> Not for just a day<br /> Not for just a year,<br /> But Always.”</p>
Henry Guy Hopkins Jr. affectionally known as “Happy Hoppy” went to his eternal life at
the age of ninety-eight on September 5, 2020. He was surrounded by family at their
"guest house" on the lakes! Henry was a native of Wachula, Florida. At a young age he
moved with his parents and brother to New Orleans, Louisiana. There he attended
Fortier High School. After High School he furthered his career at a California Aircraft
School and worke...
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