Mr. Kenneth "Hoppy" Hopkins

  • Born: June 10, 1939
  • Died: December 28, 2013
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth A. "Hoppy" Hopkins, 74, of Springfield, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Hoppy was born June 10, 1939 in Vandalia, the son of C. Vaughn and Blenna Luella Noffsinger Hopkins. He married Savannah Sue Beck in 1959. They later divorced in 1987 and she survives. He married Ann L. McMinn on February 25, 1989 in Springfield.

Hoppy was a 1957 graduate of Deland-Weldon High School. Kenneth began working at the age of 11 as a farm hand. He was employed for twenty-four years at Revere Copper and Brass in Clinton and also worked five years as a DeWitt County Corrections Officer. He then started Hopkins Lawn Care in the Clinton area for four years and started the business again in Springfield in 1990, retiring in 2000. Hoppy enjoyed model building, model railroading, his lawn and gardening, and being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Melody Jill Hopkins.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Louise McMinn Hopkins of Springfield; his son, Barry "Scott" Hopkins of Clinton; one daughter, Becky Sue Jackson of Clinton; one step-daughter, Stacy Ann McMinn of Springfield; one grandson, Daeven Jackson of Urbana; and three siblings, Carol (Richard) Brown of Downs, Virginia Hopkins of Springfield, VA, and Jeanne Ann (Mike) Fahrenbacher of Elk Grove Village, IL.

Per his wishes, there will be no visitation or services.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Hoppy was a, brother-in-law, friend and uncle all at the same time. We used to play basketball in the mud behind the house. It doesn't seem possible for him to be gone.

Posted by Phil & Marilyn Beck - Maroa, IL - Brother-in-law / friend   January 05, 2014

I enjoyed visiting with Hoppy very much. I looked forward to his stories about growing up, his travels on the motorcycle, and his experiences in law enforcement and the lawn business. He was always kind to me and I will miss him. I send my deepest condolences to his wonderful wife, Ann, and to Stacy.

Posted by Kent Hill - Springfield, IL - friend   January 01, 2014

May God be with you and Stacy during your time of lost. I will always remember you from my LLCC family.

Posted by Carolyn Adams - Phoenix, AZ - friend   December 31, 2013

Hoppy was the first person to come over and welcome me to the neighborhood when I moved here. He was a gentle man who helped me out on several occasions. He and Sheldon are keeping watch on things in heaven.

Posted by Peggy Watts - Springfield, IL - neighbor   December 31, 2013