Memorial services for Ronald Wayne Hopkins will be held today, at 3 p.m., at the Orchard Church, McHenry, Ill., and on Saturday, in Meridian, Miss. Justen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Hopkins, 68, of Meridian, Miss., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, with his family at his side at Centegra Hospital - McHenry. Born May 22, 1943 in Miami, Mo., Ron was the son of the late Emery and Ora Mae (Barr) Hopkins. He attended St. Peters Catholic School and Marshall High School. In August of 1966, he was united in marriage to Martha Kay Thrasher. He worked for Snap-On Tools for 23 years, retiring in 2003. Ron enjoyed being with his family and his many friends. He also enjoyed fishing. All that knew Ron celebrated his life, his friendship and his gentle spirit.

    Survivors include his wife, Martha Kay Hopkins; sons: Jeff (Kathy) and Mark; five grandchildren: Adam, Melissa, Kayla, Lisa and Jason; five great-grandchildren: Justin, Kendall, Megan, Kyle and Raeliegh; aunts: Roberta Barr, Ethreda Benedick and Regina Whitaker; and, numerous nieces and nephews.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Transplant Center at Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas.

    Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.

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