ELIZABETHTON — Paul J. Hopson, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday July 17, 2011, in the Hermitage Health Center.
He was a native of Roan Mountain and graduated from Cloudland High School in 1939. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1939 and was discharged in 1945. After the Military he returned to Elizabethton and was employed in the Electrical Shop at North American Rayon Corporation until September 11, 1992. He was a long standing member of West Side Christian Church.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents: John Hopson and Rose Etta Blackwell Hopson Miller; his step-father, Roby Miller; sister & brother-in-law: Gladys and William “Ance” Johnson; and his wife, Georgia Ashworth Hopson, January 4, 2009.
Survivors include a son & daughter-in-law: Bill & Gloria Snodgrass, Crossville, Tenn.; A Daughter: Gail Fisher, Elizabethton; A brother, Bill Miller and his wife, Ann, Roan Mountain, and daughter, Nikki Pullano, Tonton, Mass.; Three Grandsons: John Fisher, Elizabethton, Rick Fisher, Pilot Mountain, NC, and Willy Snodgrass, Wellpenit, Washington; Two Granddaughters: Robin Snodgrass Kennedy, Maryville, Washington, and Lisa Hardin, Mountain City; A special great granddaughter: Sara Fisher.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Greg Key, Minister, officiating.
Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be his church family and John L. Blackwell.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Hopson to the West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643; or the donor’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.