Paul Hopkins

Paul Wallace Hopkins

Wednesday, January 25th, 1928 - Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Paul Hopkins, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Paul Hopkins

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Paul's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Paul's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Paul Wallace Hopkins, beloved husband and ‘Popi’ to his family, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Center in Waco. He was 91 years old, and had been battling cancer. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30, at Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Robinson with Dr. Cary Killough officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Waco Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, November 29, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive.

Paul was born January 25, 1928, to Wallace and Naomi (Rich) Hopkins in Minden, Texas. He and his wife, Joyce (Miley) Hopkins, were married in 1947, and would have celebrated 73 years together on February 1, 2020. A proud World War II Navy Veteran, Paul retired from Central Freight Lines after 31 years and later worked 10 years for Duncan Freightliner. He and Joyce loved to travel having visited every state in the country except for Hawaii. He was a 50-year Master Mason and member of George M. Denton Lodge in Waco. He was a faithful member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church for 52 years where he served as a deacon.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Naomi Hopkins, and an infant grandson, Jeremy.

He is survived by his devoted family: wife, Joyce Hopkins; son, Dennis and Karen Hopkins of Arlington; and daughter, Patty and Jerry Hawk of Waco. ‘Popi’ was blessed with grandchildren, Kristin and Brannon Dillard and Justin Hopkins of Houston; Ashley and Wade Canuteson of McGregor, and Marcus Hodges of Hewitt; five great-grandchildren, Connor and Madeline Dillard of Houston; Zane and Zoey Canuteson of McGregor; and Jaxson Hodges of Hewitt; along with his brother, William Henry Hopkins and wife Carolyn; and a host of cherished friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of St. Catherine’s Center and Providence Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.

Memorials may be made to Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 1207 N. Old Robinson Road, Waco, Texas, 76706, or the Providence Foundation’s Honor the Red White & Blue Veterans Memorial Garden, 6901 Medical Parkway, Waco, Texas, 76712.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Paul

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, November 29th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 10:00am
    Meadowbrook Baptist Church
    1207 N Old Robinson Rd
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Waco Memorial Park
    6623 South Interstate Hwy 35
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Paul here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Paul and Sharon Davis sent flowers to the family of Paul Wallace Hopkins.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

John Gross

Posted at 06:34pm
Blessings for the family. Paul was a good driver for CFL from John Gross

Kay Gann

Posted at 10:30am
Patty, i am so sorry to hear about your precious daddy. What an adorable man! i know that you will miss him with all of your heart. His sweet spirit lives on in you and shines in all that you do. i was so honored to have met him and discovered that we had a mutual love which, of course, is you. Much love to you and your family.

Kay Gann

R.B. Ruston

Posted at 12:15pm
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your Dad I'm sure that based on my friendship with you and knowing the type of man you are I have to believe that your father instilled it in you. Rusty and I prayers are with you and your family and we wish you our condolences. Knowing that all of us in Christ will one day see each other again is comforting. God Bless you and your family.
Your friend,
R.B. Ruston
Rusty Ruston

Paul and Sharon Davis

Posted at 08:25am
With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.
Flower Image

Paul and Sharon Davis purchased flowers for the family of Paul Hopkins. Send Flowers


Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 08:25pm
From your Brother William H. Hopkins & Wife Carolyn Hopkins. Of Liberty Hill Tx. Also Cousin William White of Minden, Tx.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Paul Hopkins. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: