James D. “Jim” Hopkins, 63, Derby, died Monday at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Parsons to Fielding S. and Eulalia M. Moriarty Hopkins. He graduated from St. Paul High School in 1964.
From 1964 to 1968 he served in the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam in 1967-68.
On Nov. 11, 1970, he married JoAnn Bogner at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Greenbush. She died on June 29, 2004.
The Hopkinses spent most of their married life in the Wichita area where he was employed many years by Kansas Gas and Electric Co., later Westar. He was manager of Sub Station Construction for K.G. and E.
He was a member of the Church of the Magdalen in Wichita.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dr. Brian J. and Rachel Hopkins, Littleton, Colo., and Gregory W. Hopkins, Wichita; a daughter, Jan Marie Hopkins, Wichita; four grandchildren, Julia Nicole and Fielding Scott Hopkins, Littleton, Colo., and Shannon and Sarah Jo Hopkins, Wichita; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Karen Steinbacher, St. Paul, and Janet and Dale Moore, Edwardsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A vigil service and visitation will be 7:30 p.m. today at the Church of the Magdalen, 12626 E. 21st St. in Wichita, under the direction of the Downing and Lahey East Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in the St. Francis Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the All Souls Food Bank of Englewood, Colo., in care of the funeral home, 403 Main St., St. Paul, KS 66771.