Hopkins, T. Stewart, 80, a retired automobile dealer, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV.
He was born in Wheeling August 2, 1923, the son of the late Col. E.B. Hopkins and Eleanor Stewart Hopkins.
He graduated from Linsly Military Institute in 1941 and attended the Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ until he enlisted in the Army in 1943. He graduated from Officers Candidate School in Aberdeen, MD as a Second Lieutenant and served in the Army Ordnance in Panama for eighteen months during World War II. At his death, he held the rank of Major as a member of the Retired Reserve Officers Association.
Upon his discharge from the Army, he returned to Wheeling and joined his father in business at the Hopkins Motor Co., where he worked until his retirement.
Stewart was a member of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church; an Emeritus member of the Progressive Bank Board; chairman of the House and Grounds of the Altenheim Home Board; the Short Circuit Club; and the Wheeling Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Holden Hopkins; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Mullett and her husband, Jacob, of Morgantown, WV, Barbara Wright Hackler and her husband, Cullen, of Alpharetta, GA, and Mary Stewart McCoy and her husband, Rev. William McCoy, of New Wilmington, PA; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Hopkins Whiteley and her husband, Grice, of Charlottsville, VA; and a brother, Budd Hopkins and his wife, Carol of New York City.
Friends will be received form 3-6 pm Thursday and also on Friday from 10 am until the time of services at 11am at the Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, 905 National Rd., Wheeling with the Rev. Dr. George B. Kurtz III and the Rev. William McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 98 East Cove Av, Wheeling 26003, or to the Linsly School, Leatherwood Lane, Wheeling.
Arrangements by the McCoy-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 44-15th St., Wheeling.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.
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