Charles Michael "Mike" Hopson

Died: Mon., Apr. 17, 2017


11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 22, 2017
Location: Liberty Hill Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 22, 2017
Location: Liberty Hill Baptist Church

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Charles Michael "Mike" Hopson, age 69, of Little Switzerland, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville.  A native of Mitchell County, he was one of eleven children to the late Mitch and Essie Woody Hopson.  He was also preceded in death by sisters:  Mary Gertrude Wilson, Callie Elva Turpin and Betty Joe Brydge; brother, Harrison Donald Hopson and infant brother, David Edgar Hopson.  Mike was a US Navy Veteran, having served during the Vietnam Era.  He was an undercover Federal Law Enforcement Agent with the United States Forest Service until his retirement in 1988.  He was also a member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church who loved fishing and gardening.  

Left to cherish his memories is his loving daughter, Lisa  Hopson Hoilman and husband, Allen, of Spruce Pine;  Sandra Burnette Hopson, as Mike would laugh and say, "My best friend and part time wife"; sisters:  Geneva Leona Lawrence and husband, Dickie, of New Bern, Brenda Sue Peterson of Burnsville and Alice Fay Honeycutt and husband, Benny, also of Burnsville; brothers:  Garlin Ray Hopson of Baltimore, MD and Stanley "Cotton" Hopson and wife, Sharon, of South Toe.  His canine best friend, Roscoe, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.  

The family will receive friends from 11:30 until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd at Liberty Hill Baptist Church.  Funeral Services will be held immediately following at 1 p.m.   Rev. Stanley "Cotton" Hopson, Rev. Daniel Whetstine and Rev. David Gillespie will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Sgt. E.L. Randolph, Chapter #57 D.A.V.  Pallbearers will be:  Dwayne Hopson, Matthew Hopson, Tim Peterson, Trae Peterson, David Winters and Kenny Turpin.

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Sue Wolfe
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Lisa, Sandy and all of the Hopson family~~ condolences and prayers to everyone at this time. My Uncle Mike was a wonderful guy and gentle soul. He was definitely one of my childhood Uncle heroes. I know he will be sorely missed. He is another guardian angel now with joining others gone on before him. My God bring you peace and comfort at this time and in the days ahead. The Hopson family is a special family and thank goodness for the love that has been given to us from as long ago as I can remember for this and God surely sees us through these times. Love you and praying, Sue (Hobson) Wolfe and family~ Uncle Garlin's oldest daughter.

Connie Ray
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
So very sorry to hear about Mike. He was a very sweet person and he will be missed by all who know him.

Johnnie and Carol Elliott
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
To all of the Hopson family, we were sorry to hear of your loss, we pray God will give you peace and strength now and in the days to come.

Myra Rumfelt
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss Lisa. I know how much you loved your Daddy. If you or Sandy need anything let me know. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all very much.

Mary Smith
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
Lisa, Our thoughts and prayers are with all. May

Lisa, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God be with you through this hard time. James, Mary and Margaret Smith.

Doug and Judy Williams
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Think back to childhood days when Mike lived on Greenwood Rd. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Celebrate his life!

melanie hobson
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by The Hobson's in Maryland.

With Deepest Sympathy, Garlin, Melanie, Terri, Sue & Garlin Ray Hobson

Eric & Teresa Young
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
We enjoyed Mike's friendship & fellowship in the faith at church! He is already greatly missed. Praying God's strength and peace for all of his family.

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