Gaylon Eugene Hopper, 81 of White Plains went to be with his heavenly Father on March 23, 2023, at Baptist Health Deaconess. Born June 24, 1941, to the late Marion and Ila Hopper of St. Charles. He was a member of Freedom General Baptist Church in Greenville and he is a retired coal miner from Peabody Coal. He was avid fisherman and he was devoted to God, his family and friends, always giving of himself, leaving special memories with each member of his family.
Preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Ila Hopper; son, Bryan Hopper; and sister, Sandy Hammonds.
Survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Elaine Hopper; daughters, Debbie (Mike) Wood and Dana Solise (Tracy) of White Plains, and Gaylynn (Jamie) Utley of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren, Jody Darnell (Angela), Jennifer (Dustin) Blanchard, Megan (Michael) Stanley, Shannon Solise, Tonya Currey, Amber (Jonathan) Reda, Bryan Utley (Kara), and Corina (Tyler) Shaffer; great-grandchildren, Lexi, Katie and Luke Blanchard, Maggie, Micah, Matthias, Matthew and Malachi Stanley, Aria and Eliza Reda, Graci Gibson and Charlie Gamblin; and 2 brothers, James Aubrey (Barbara) Hopper and Curtis (Debbie) Hopper.
Service will be held Monday at 1:00pm at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bro. Tony Blake officiating. Burial to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in White Plains. Visitation will begin at 11:00am at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Mike Wood, Jamie Utley, Jody Darnell, Bryan Utley, Jonathan Reda, Dustin Blanchard and Michael Stanley.
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