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James "Gregg" Hopkins

July 2, 1948 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 72)

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James Gregory Hopkins, aka Gregg, of Bradenton, Florida, went to be with his Lord, October 7, 2020. Formerly of Marietta, Georgia, Gregg is survived by his loving wife Madeline “Lynn” Hopkins,  his children; Matt McHugh, Maria Hopkins-Snider, Victor Hopkins, Elena Hopkins, and Bryan Hopkins, his brother  Barry Hopkins and his sister Marilyn Hopkins He was preceded in death by his daughter Kristin Hopkins and grandson Jake McHugh and his sister Ruthanne Hopkins-Pittman.  Gregg was the very very proud GrandPa to 13 grandchildren.  

Always the salesman, Gregg started his career in the packaging industry at it’s inception 39 years ago. He was a Sales Rep., District Manager, owned his own company, Stretchtec, and was still employed as a Manufacturers Rep. for Wulftec Int. at the time of his death. 

Gregg was an accomplished man. He graduated from Cherry Hill High School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He earned his Master’s Degree from Xavier University, a Private Pilots License, a Captain’s License and a double black belt in Choi Kwon Do. 

Gregg’s loves were his family, his work, his cars and traveling, especially to his beloved beach house on Harbor Island, SC. The epitome of the “good guy” he made friends wherever he would travel.  Gregg was always ready with a smile and a pun.  His generosity and quick wit will be greatly missed. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for you to make a donation to Gregg’s favorite charity, Clancy’s Irish Pub’s Shamrock Shiver Plunge, The Caring for Children’s Charities, P. O. Box 4193, Sarasota, Florida 34230.  

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Services

Visitation
Monday
October 12, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Shannon Funeral Home - Westview Chapel
5610 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34209

Celebration of Life
Monday
October 12, 2020

4:00 PM
Shannon Funeral Home - Westview Chapel
5610 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34209

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