Charles Larry Hopper of Lone Star Community, passed away on December 2, 2021, at the age of 77. Surviving are his companion Margie Woods, sister Sheila Jackson and husband Clint of Avery, brother Mike Baker and wife Kathy of Longview, brother Kenny Baker of Avery, and seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Lela Gertru Baker and father James L “Dee” Hopper. Mr. Hopper had been a resident of Focused Care Nursing Center in Clarksville for several years.
Mr. Hopper was born on January 15, 1944 at home in Lydia south of Avery and was the second of four children of James L “Dee” Hopper and Lela Gertru Northcutt-Hopper. He attended Avery schools, graduated from Paris Jr. College, and then received his bachelor’s degree in education from East Texas State University in Commerce. Family and school friends were well aware of his brilliant intellect. Few people possessed his acumen for learning. He grew up hunting and fishing and developed skills and a love of the outdoors that made him very successful as a sportsman. Mr. Hopper’s interests were diverse as he explored archaeology, genealogy, photography, archery, electronics, literature, mechanics, farming, ranching, and many others. He could repair anything and problem solve any issue and was always willing to share what he knew with others and encourage them to do the same. Larry was also the family historian.
Mr. Hopper worked several years at Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant as a millwright then in 1971 joined his step-father, Carl Baker, in Fulbright in the plumbing and carpentry business. They were partners until 1984 then he continued the business by himself. Mr. Hopper in his red plumbing truck was well known around Red River and Lamar County for dependable service and trustworthy friendship. He lived his whole life in Red River County in Lydia, Avery, Fulbright, and Lone Star.
Mr. Hopper was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He valued family and friends and lived with his word and handshake being dependable and trustworthy. Those who knew him saw his honesty and integrity.
Family visitation will be Saturday December 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Clarksville Funeral Home. The graveside service will be at 2:00 pm at the Lydia cemetery with Rev. Deanie Lambert officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
Honorary Pallbearers are Clint Jackson, Brad Culpepper, Hunter Jackson, Shane Hopper, Walt Putteet and Connie Putteet.
Memories and condolences may be added at www.clarksvillefuneralhome.com .