Russell Keith “Rusty” Hopkins, 54, of West Portsmouth died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at SOMC Hospice. He was born November 12, 1957, in Portsmouth to the late A. Keith Hopkins and Shirley Nichols Hopkins of West Portsmouth. Rusty was retired from Washington Township. He was a former member of the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department and was also a former Squad Chief. Rusty loved all sports. He was involved in the West Portsmouth Little League and was a Sports Official for over 35 years with the Ohio High School Athletic Association. He was the Camper Host for Shawnee State Park Campground. He loved camping, hunting and most of all spending time with his grandkids.
Along with his mother, Rusty is survived by his wife, Belinda Caudill Hopkins, who he married on May 29, 1976, in Portsmouth; 2 sons, Brian Russell Hopkins of Vermont and Anthony David Hopkins and wife Terrie of Lucasville; a daughter, Keeli Morgan of West Portsmouth; 4 sisters, Vicki Bormann of Silver Springs, MD, Beverly Mauger and Pamela Shue both of Lancaster, Linda Hopkins of Seattle, WA; 6 grandchildren, Dillon Hopkins, Dalton Hopkins, Devon Hopkins, Kayden Hopkins, Tiffany Burke and Chris Burke; mother-in-law, Wilma Gore of West Portsmouth; along with several brother and sister-in laws and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Pastor Pete Shaffer officiating and interment in Scioto Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday. The family’s favorite charity is SOMC Hospice. Also an account has been set up at Wesbanco in West Portsmouth to help the family with medical expenses. Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com