James Hopper (12-12-09) services 12-15-09


James Hopper

James T. Hopper, of Saltillo, was born on Jan. 2, 1942, in Hardin County, the son of the late Arlie and Eula Powell Hopper.

On Dec. 20, 1964, Mr. Hopper was united in marriage to the former, E. Faye Rainey, who preceded her husband in death on Oct. 22, 2005.

Mr. Hopper was a retired production worker with the Henry I. Siegal Company in Saltillo. A devoted public servant, he had been previously elected to the Hardin County Commission and the City of Saltillo board of Alderman. Mr. Hopper was also a City of Saltillo volunteer firefighter.

Mr. Hopper departed this life on Dec. 12, in Savannah, at the age of 67 years, 11 months, and 10 days.

Other than his parents and wife, Mr. Hopper was also preceded in death by one stepson, Jerry Russell.

Mr. Hopper is survived by one grandson, Michael Russell of Jackson, Tenn. and two great-grandsons, Preston and Carlisle Russell both of Jackson.

Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church of Saltillo in Saltillo, with Eugene Davis, Roy Wyatt officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Cemetery at Saltillo.

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