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Prentiss O. Hopkins
Died: Sunday, December 09, 2012
Prentiss O. Hopkins died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by family.
Mr. Hopkins reached the age of 99 on Oct. 12, and for the past 10 years lived with his daughter in Webster Groves. He is a former resident of Robertson and Berkeley, Mo., and a retiree of McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation. He recently received the Sixty Year Gold Veteran’s Certificate and Badge for exemplary service from the Grand Lodge of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Mr. Hopkins was a widower, and two of his four children preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Maryer Jones-Thomas and Dorris Jackson; one remaining sister, 103-year-old Mary Young, the last member of the family; and a host of grandchildren, great-great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at the Shalom Church (City of Peace) in Berkeley. Interment, Valhalla Cemetery.