William Wayne Hopkins, beloved father and grandfather, was called home to glory by his Savior on May 25, 2021, at the age of 93. William "Bill" Hopkins was born in Twin Falls Idaho on November 19, 1927 to Varner and Cordelia Hopkins. Bill was raised by his father Varner Hopkins and stepmother Irma Hopkins in Roswell, Idaho. Bill graduated from the Roswell High School in 1945 and completed his studies in pastoral ministries at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon in 1949, becoming an ordained minister shortly thereafter. Bill served in pastoral ministries throughout his life, formally serving the pastorates of several churches throughout the Idaho and Washington regions in the early years of his career. Bill then moved on to earn an Associates Degree in Data Processing from Spokane Community College in June 1967, and completed his career working in data processing at Whitworth College, and finally retiring from Fidelity bank after many years of service.
As a retiree, Bill traveled the world visiting far flung locations including, Israel, Japan, Romania, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and many others. His sunny disposition and infectious smile won him friends wherever he traveled. Bill's sociability was a hallmark of his personality, and he loved bringing joy and laughter to his interactions and fellowship with anyone he met.
Bill was also a gifted evangelistic pianist, and was well known for his piano playing, being voted in as the official church pianist at the Roswell Baptist Church at the young age of 17. Bill will be remembered for his piano playing, smile, warm personality, and sociability. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
William is survived by two children, Janet Marie Dixon and Thomas Jay Hopkins, five grandchildren, Teresa Asbury, Tami Dixon, Tiffany Dixon, Tim Hopkins, and Ann Melnick, and five great-grandchildren, Evangeline Asbury, Benjamin Asbury, Jude Asbury, Luke Asbury, and Axle Dixon. William is also survived by a brother, Kenneth Hopkins and a sister Faye Marie Hill and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
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