CRIDERSVILLE, Ohio — Larry Dale Hopkins, 76, died at 7:25 a.m. on
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville in Cridersville, Ohio.
Larry was born on Feb. 7, 1938, in Wauseon, Ohio, to the late Lawrence S. Hopkins and Alta A. (Yoh) Hopkins.
On Aug. 19, 1962, he married Sharon Rasey. She survives in Cridersville.
He was a graduate of Bryan High School, Moody Bible Institute of
Chicago and Defiance College with a BA in religion and a minor in
English and teaching and Winebrenner Seminary at Findlay. He retired as a
pastor after 45 years with the West Ohio United Methodist Church
Conference. He was a former member of the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs.
is survived by three daughters, Cheri (Bob) Estle of Oakwood, Ohio,
Lori (Keith) Belcher of Lima, Ohio, and Wendi (Jon) Phillips of Elyria,
Ohio; a son, Dr. Kevin (Connie) Hopkins of North Ridgeville, Ohio; eight
grandchildren, Preston Phillips, Mallory Phillips, Ben Estle, Sadie
Estle, Marci Belcher, Blake Hopkins, Abigail Hopkins and Cora Hopkins.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hopkins and stepmother, Edith Moser.
funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014 at
Forest Park United Methodist Church in Lima with the Revs. Ben Lowell
and Tim Benjamin officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery,
The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the church’s Family Life Center in Lima.
contributions may be made to Otterbein Cridersville or Forest Park
United Methodist Church Choir Fund, under the direction of Tryna Brown.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com