Harris D. Hopkins


Harris D. Hopkins, 93, of Columbus, Kan., died 11:55 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017, at his home following an illness.
Harris was born April 28, 1923, in Columbus, the son of Harris L. and Ruth D. (Painter) Hopkins. He attended Columbus schools and graduated from CCCHS in 1940. He served his country during World War II in the 925th Army Anti-Aircraft Battalion stationed in the South Pacific.
Harris attended and graduated from Kansas State College, in Pittsburg, Kan. He was an accountant for Spencer Chemical, Gulf Oil and Chevron. Harris was a sitting member of the Board of Directors Great Plains Federal Credit Union, 35 years, retiring from the position in 2011. In his free time he enjoyed hunting and golf.
Harris was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma Hopkins Blankenship' nephew, Steve Blankenship; and great-great-nephew, Blake Metcalf.
Harris is survived by his sister, Geraldine Hopkins; a nephew, Matt Blankenship; a niece, Ruthie Blankenship Box; great-nephews Brian Blankenship and Danny Box; great-nieces Heather Wallis and Sarah Wolken; four great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 6, at the Columbus City Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project. Friends may drop off, or mail, memorials to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 South East Avenue, Columbus, KS 66725.
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