Dr. Perry Cunningham Hopkins, 87, of Clover, SC, joined God’s Kingdom on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
Memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Clover Presbyterian Church, 202 Kings Mountain Street, Clover, SC with the Rev. Dr. Douglass Key officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour before the service in the church fellowship hall. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Dr. Hopkins was born February 3, 1932 in Lee County, SC to the late Perry James and Mary Adline Watkins Hopkins, one of eight siblings. He was married Bernice Eva Pate, of Kershaw County, for sixty-four years. He served twenty-four years of active duty as an Air Force and Army aviator. He served with distinction in Korea and Vietnam and was honored on two occasions with the Distinguished Service Cross. Post military, Dr. Hopkins was a resident inspector for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an adjunct professor for Central Wesleyan University and an officer with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). For his work at ESGR, he was recognized by the past and current SC Adjutant Generals and received the Order of the Palmetto from Governor Nikki Haley.
Survivors are his daughters Stephanie Denise Binkley of Winston-Salem, NC, Shauna Rhea Berson (Mark) of
Columbia, SC, sons Charles Perry Hopkins of Erwin, TN, Mark Shannon Hopkins (Sherer) of Clover, SC; eight
grandchildren: Sarah Kate Binkley, Erin Rhea Berson, Luke William Berson, William Clayton Hopkins,
Charles Perry Hopkins, II, Noah Lee Hopkins, Mary Grace Hopkins, three great grandchildren: Cameron
Hopkins, Blakely Hopkins and Abbie Hopkins and dear friend David Dover.
Memorials may be made to Clover Presbyterian Church, 202 Kings Mountain St., Clover, SC 29710 or Disabled American Veterans, 2400 Rock Hill Church Road NW, Concord, NC 28027
Clover Presbyterian Church
202 Kings Mountain Street, Clover SC 29710
Disabled American Veterans
2400 Rock Hill Church Road NW, Concord NC 28027