W. J. Hopson, age 87, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. Mr. W. J. Hopson was a US Marine Corp veteran serving in WWII, He retired as the owner of Cadiz Insurance Company, he served as Mayor of Cadiz for 20 years, and served as a city councilman for many years. He was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Civitians, Cadiz Trigg County Chamber of Commerce where he had served as president, served on Pennyrile Area District Development where he had served as chairman, member of Murray State Alumni Assoc. where he had served as President, Charter member of Cadiz Rotary Club for which the Annual Rotary Auction Breakfast is named W. J. Hopson Breakfast, there he also received the Paul Harris Fellow award. He was survived by: Three Daughters & Sons In Law- Leanne & Garry King, Denton, MT, Shara & Bill Hardy, Greensboro, NC & Madelyn & Tom Retersdorf, Spring Hill, TN, Eight Grandchildren- Margaret Futrell, William Scott Hardy, Jennifer Arenth, Mary Kularni, Brian Hardy, Henry Retersdorf, Ben Retersdorf & Will Retersdorf, Six Great Grandchildren- Elizabeth Hardy, Savannah Arenth, Jack Shimkin, Lily Hardy, Nathan Kulkani & Benjamin Hardy, One Sister In Law - Celia Hopson, Cadiz, KY. He was preceded in death by: Father - Winthrop Howell Hopson, Mother - Elizabeth Rice Hopson, Wife - Marynell Hopson & Brother - Winthrop H. Hopson.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050 Cadiz, KY 42211-031 in Cadiz, KY. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Cadiz Baptist Church Chapel with the funeral service following at 3:00 PM with the Reverend Kevin Roberts officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY. Memorial Contributions can be made to: Cadiz Baptist Church PO Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the Cadiz Rotary Club PO Box 500, Cadiz, KY 42211.