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Jack Gibson Hopkins Jr.

Feb. 20, 1943 – Sept. 27, 2012

FERRIDAY — Memorial services for Jack Gibson Hopkins Jr., 69, who died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at his home on Oakwood Plantation in Tensas Parish after battling pancreatic cancer for 25 months, will be at 2 p.m. today at Wesley Chapel with the Rev. Peggy Foreman and the Rev. Ray Owens officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Mr. Hopkins was born Feb. 20, 1943, the son of Jack G. and Marjorie Rabb Hopkins Sr. He was a graduate of Waterproof High School and Louisiana Tech University where he played football from 1961 to 1964.

Mr. Hopkins was a member of the St. Joseph Methodist Church. He was a retired agricultural pilot and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, where he was an F-4 fighter pilot for 10 years.

Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two sons, Wade Hopkins and wife, Amy, of New Orleans and John Wesley Hopkins of Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren, Dylan Hopkins and Dalton Hopkins of Waterproof and Scarlet Hopkins of New Orleans; two brothers, Myles Hopkins and wife, Genevieve of Ferriday and Mike Hopkins and wife, Brenda, of Natchez; one nephew, Ben Hopkins; and two nieces, Stephanie Arnett and Tiffany Howell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Tucker, Larry Moss, Chris Mills, Dylan Hopkins, Dalton Hopkins, Ferman Ulmer, Jim Lackey and Bobby Wallace.

The family expresses special thanks to close friends Chris and Ann Mills.

Memorials may be made to Tensas Academy in St. Joseph.