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Charles Michael "Mike" Hopson

April 17, 2017


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.

 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
April 22, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Liberty Hill Baptist Church
289 Hootowl Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 22, 2017

1:00 PM
Liberty Hill Baptist Church
289 Hootowl Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777


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