Roger Carl Hopton
Roger Carl Hopton, age 82, of Shelby, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at his home.
He was born December 10, 1933 in Woodsfield, Ohio the son of the late Homer Anthony and Mildred Rachel (Workman) Hopton. He was a 1954 graduate of Shelby High School and was an Army veteran of the Korean War stationed in Puerto Rico. Roger began his working career at Walt Wray Motors and then took a job at Shelby Business Forms which became Miami
Systems – from which he retired. Roger was a little league coach when his children were young and enjoyed being outdoors fishing and camping. He liked going to yard sales and auctions and was an all-round tinkerer. His greatest joy was motor sports racing. He built wings for sprint cars and his name in the racing world was “Old Man Wing”. Roger was a member of Shelby American Legion.
Roger is survived by his wife: Alice Jean (Pemberton) Hopton, whom he wed on February 8, 1958 and just celebrated 58 years of marriage; 5 children: Rodney (Dawn) Hopton of Ashland, Lisa Kelble of Huron, Ricky (Jan) Hopton of LA, Linda (Billy) Reed of KY, Carla (Scott) Clabaugh of LA; 10 grandchildren: Connor Hopton, Jeanna Hopton, Christine McClester, Kyle Hopton, Bryce Hopton, Lindsay Reed, Tiffany (Josh) Hale, Ashley (Jason) Neikirk, Zackery (Brooke) Reed, Paxton Clabaugh; 12 great grandchildren: Rachel, Michael, Samuel, Megan, Aubrey, Chase, Kyley, Kensley, Zoey, Lane, Jaden, and Parker; his a brother-in-law: James Hickman of Shelby; his “adopted” son and his family: Benny Bowman of Shelby. He was preceded in death by his sister: Evajean Hickman and son-in-law: Rich Kelble.
Friends and family are welcome on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 AM with Rev. Lester Champer of Shelby Nazarene Church officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to HelpLine Ministries, 29 ½ Walnut Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.
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