On Friday, November 6, 2020, Johnnie Michael Hopkins, loving husband of Vickie Davis Hopkins, passed away at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN, at the age of 71.
Mike was the only child born to the late Johnnie Melvin Hopkins and Doris Daniel Nelson on October 2, 1949 in Lincoln County, TN.
Mr. Hopkins leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Vickie; a daughter, Amanda Hopkins and her husband Zane of Memphis, TN;a son, Matthew Hopkins and his wife, Angie of Memphis; baby dog, Sassy; and very special in-laws including a special bond to Nickie and Kathy.
In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Buck and Lyla Hopkins, and Lindsey and Rosie Daniel; and a baby dog, Fannie.
Early in his career, Mike worked as a fireman in Memphis and owned several small businesses. He had a strong passion for fishing, hunting, and guns. Mike spent most of his free time reeling in that big fish, which often got away. Mr. Hopkins had a kind heart and would always lend a helping hand.
Mike loved to tease, joke, and laugh. He was certainly the jovial one of the crowd. Laughter was always necessary and was part of his everyday life. Mr. Hopkins was affectionally known to his family as whiskers.
Funeral service will be at 2 PM on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home, with Bro. Don Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on Monday at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parks City Baptist Church Building Fund, 2809 Huntsville Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Johnnie Michael Hopkins.
Vickie, I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers today and in the coming days. Take care.
Vickie! Our prayers are with you and the family!
Vickie, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man, friend and neighbor. My prayers go out to you and the family.
Vickie, I’m so very sorry to hear about Mike. You are in my prayers. Sending you love & hugs.
We are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great person and we enjoyed his friendship. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
I so sorry to learn of your loss. I will miss seein “Hop” in the neighborhood. May the lord hold you in his loving arms.
Vickie I am so sorry for your loss, praying for God’s peace and comfort for your family.
Vickie I’m so sorry to hear about Mike. Prayers for you in the days ahead.
Vickie, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I pray that God will replace your pain with wonderful memories. I love you
We lost a good friend that will never be forgotten. He was a good neighbor and always made me laugh. His favorite saying was “You got it made”. I will miss hearing him say that but never forget it. A good man gone to soon . My thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this time of grief for their loss of a good husband and a good father as well as a good friend. I will sadly miss him.
Vicki so sorry to hear about our friend . He was a sweet heart. May God bless you all
Lynn and Marcella Scott
So sorry to hear of our dear friend. Such a sweet man you will be missed Whiskers love you
Vickie Doug and I are so terribly sorry for the loss of Mike We were shocked I know you are heart broken Prayers for you in the days ahead!!!!!!!!!
Vicki and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.