Farming Rural 07

Amos Hopkins

February 13, 1945 ~ October 31, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

Amos William Hopkins

Sunrise February 13, 1945

Sunset  October 31, 2022

 

Amos W. Hopkins was born February 13, 1945 in Crystal River, Florida, and reared by his late parents Oscar “O.H.” Hopkins and Hazel Hopkins. Amos was the eldest son of nine (9) children born of this union. Amos attended the local schools in Citrus County and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School of Inverness, Florida. 

At a very young age, Amos obtained employment at the Winn Rexall Pharmacy. In addition, he also worked at the Crystal River Crab House and the Florida Power Nuclear Plant while helping maintain the family business of logging alongside his Father and brother, Arthur Lee. 

When Amos was not working, he explored his adventurous side.  Amos adopted the hobby of enjoying race cars. He notably enjoyed his favorite cars the 1964 GTO PONTIAC and GRAND TERINO. He could also be seen around town on his Motor Scooters and loved to tinker/repair his vehicles and other’s vehicles who enjoyed the same adventurous motorsports as he did.  His love of the outdoors helped him embrace the love of dogs and he had his own breed of dogs on the family farm.

Amos’s Father, Mother, three (3) sisters (Mildred Freeman, Vera Baker and Hazetta Hopkins-Jones), one (1) brother (Arthur Lee Hopkins) and eldest daughter (Eugenia R. Hopkins) preceded him in death.  A proud Dad, Amos is survived and mourned by daughter, Michelle Richardson and three (3) sons, Aric A. Hopkins (Sheila), Simeon B. Hopkins (Keyitha) and William R. Richardson all of Crystal River, FL. He leaves to mourn sisters, Kay Thompson, Betty Beeler and Arelia Parker all of St. Petersburg, FL, Katherine Chisolm of Mt. Vernon, NY , FL.  A Special Uncle, Amos leaves to mourn Nephew, Rodney “Lips” Hopkins of St. Petersburg, FL and Kenyetta “Eyes” Hopkins of Mt Vernon, NY.  He will be dearly missed by a host of Cousins, Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and Extended Family.

Flowers - May be received on Friday November 11, 2022 from 9 am to 3pm

Wake/Viewing - Friday November 11, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm at Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church 2105 North Georgia road Crystal River Fl 34429

Funeral Cortege- The Family will form the Funeral Cortege on Saturday November 12, 2022 at 657 North East 10th street at 10:15 am.

Graveside Service-  Saturday November 12, at 11:00 am Crystal Memorial Gardens

Professional Services Entrusted to: J.T. Campbell Funeral Home and Cremation Services Macedonia Chapel

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 11, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church
2105 North Georgia Road
Crystal River, FL 34429

Graveside Service
Saturday
November 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Crystal Memorial Gardens
Hwy 495
Crystal River, FL 34429

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
November 12, 2022

Crystal Memorial Gardens
Hwy 495
Crystal River, FL 34429

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