John Stuart Hopson Jr.

Born: Thu., Apr. 17, 1941
Died: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

Funeral Service


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

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John Stuart Hopson, Jr., 78, formerly of Middletown, MD peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, MD. Born on April 17, 1941 in Portage, PA, he was the son of the late John S. Hopson, Sr. and Blanche S. (Thompson) Hopson.

John graduated from Beaverdale-Wilmore High School in 1959, from Glenville State College in 1964, and finally from Miami University in 1968 with an MBA. John was the first person in his family to graduate from college. He was proudly employed with General Electric for over 30 years as a financial analyst.

John was a faithful servant of God throughout his life and regularly attended Middletown United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer and with the Appalachian Service Project, and later Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown. He was a proud Middletown Lion and supported local children through vision screenings. He also served twice as President of the Lion’s Club and was actively involved in the MVAA as a coach, referee, and parent, the Braddock Heights Optimist Club, and the Cincinnati, OH Jaycees. John also volunteered with the Middletown Food Bank and as a crossing guard for Middletown schools.

He is survived by two sons, Scott Davisson Hopson & wife Hope and Christopher Stuart Hopson & wife Karen. Four loving grandchildren also survive: Matthew, Timothy, Wyatt, and Addison, all of Middletown. He is also survived by former spouse Cathy Hopson, of Middletown. His sister, Janet Dillon & husband Joe of Lady Lake, FL also survive.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 26 from 4 to 7pm at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St. Middletown, MD 21769. A private service will be held at the convenience of John’s family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the following organizations: Middletown Lions Club, P.O. Box 190, Middletown, MD 21769; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, online at; Doey’s House, 11370 Caring Pathway Lane, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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Tyler Hagen
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
I was very sorry to hear that Mr. Hopson passed away. He always greeted me with a warm smile and handshake. It was also easy to tell that he was proud of his family and loved all of them very much. I pray that you may all find comfort in knowing he is with our heavanly father and can find peace and joy in all the cherished memories you have together.

Jay & Jen Finnigan
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
Dear Hopson Family,

So sorry to hear about this loss. Mr. Hopson treated me as if I were one of his own from almost the day Chris and I became roommates in college. My families thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May he Rest In Peace.

Jay & Jen Finnigan

Robn and Carl Calfo
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
Dearest Hopson Family,
So very sorry for your loss. John's love for you all will always be a comfort to you in his Absence. John was a fun and loving person and will be missed by the Middletown Community.

Ricardo Dominguez
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
Dearest Scott and Chris,

John was such a great father as well as a great man.

We will miss him very much and I will always be grateful and thankful to him and you as a family for treating me like a son and a brother.

I will always remember the fun times and the talks that we held together.

I send you all my love as well as I pray to God that your faith will give you the strength to go through this very sad episode of life.

My deepest sympathy to you and all my love!


Robert Disinger
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020
To the Hopson family,

I am so sorry to hear of John's death. I knew him through his membership in the Middletown Lions Club where he was a very active member and had served as its President. I know he will be missed by his fellow Lions and the entire Middletown community. Eileen and I extend our condolances. Godspeed Lion John.

PDG Robert C. Disinger
The Villages, Florida

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