Name: Hopper, William

Mr. William Taylor Hopper, Jr., 91 of Benton, KY passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at Marshall Co. Hospital in Benton, KY.

Born Wednesday, April 17, 1929 in Bell Station, KY, he was the son of the late William Taylor Hopper, Sr. and the late Esther L. (Battaue) Hopper Snyder. He retried from the United States Army after 26 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant (E-8).  He was a member of the World Harvest Church in Paducah, KY. 

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Martha (Cotham) Hopper of Benton, KY; daughters, Sharon Kay Kinkle, husband Terry of Fayetteville, NC and Joyce Hall, husband Curt of Benton, KY; 5 grandchildren, Kristy Patterson, Amy Butler, Kimberly Sattlemeyer, Lindsey Thompson and Jacob Thweatt; 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Norma Jean Hopper, daughter, Linda Thweatt, brother, Carl Edward Hopper, sisters, Mary Louise Davis, Estelle Mate and Betty Jane Connell.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY with Dr. Chris Cody officiating. Full military honors will take place following the service. Interment will take place in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens, Metropolis, IL.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th, Benton, KY.