Edward (Ed) Benjamin Hopkins, age 76 of Westerville, OH passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was a 1961 graduate of Westerville High School. After High School, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served his country abroad for 3 years. When he returned home from the military, Ed joined the Westerville branch of the Postal Service, where he provided 35 years of dedicated service. Ed also served for 15 years as a city of Westerville volunteer firefighter, where he formed life- long friendships. Ed would say that his most important job was being a loving husband and dedicated father. His entire life was spent serving and helping others. He is a member of Church of the Messiah (UMC), Blendon Senior Center, and Ye Old Buzzards Club.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Dishon and father, Richard Hopkins. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Judy and his daughters, Sandy (Greg) Lindsey, Susan (Scott) Hutton, three grandchildren who were the loves of his life, Jake Lindsey, Carson and Sydney Hutton. Sister, Patricia Hopkins of Maine and numerous family and friends.
Friends may call 4 to 7pm Monday, March 11, 2019 at HILL FUNERAL HOME, Westerville. Services will be held at 10:30am Tuesday at The Church of the Messiah UMC, 51 N. State St, Westerville. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Edward’s honor to: Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd. Columbus, OH 43215 or Young at Heart Senior Group at Church of the Messiah UMC, 51 N. State St. Westerville, OH 43081