Floyd J. Hopson

March 27, 1926 ~ August 12, 2018

Born in: Buladean, NC
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Floyd J. Hopson, age 92, of Johnson City, passed away at The Waters of Johnson City on August 12, 2018 after a short illness. Floyd was born March 27, 1926, in Buladean, North Carolina, to Carrick and Hettie Francis Hopson. He moved to Unicoi, Tennessee, with his parents until they agreed to sign the paperwork for him to join the US Navy prior to his eighteenth birthday. He served in the US Navy from 1943 until 1946. The majority of his service time was spent in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, serving on the USS Howard (DMS-7), a Destroyer that had been converted to a mine sweeper. While serving on the USS Howard, he participated in the battles of Saipan, The Philippines, Leyte Gulf, Luzon, and Iwo Jima. After his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Floyd returned to Johnson City and began a twenty-two year long career with Empire Furniture Corporation; first working as the lumber inspector, and later as Assistant Superintendent. He also worked as a building contractor and land developer in the Johnson City area, where he built quality homes for over fifty years. In addition to his parents, Floyd is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Hopson; Son, Charles Hopson; and three brothers, Lloyd, Earl, and Arthur Hopson. Survivors include: his son, Floyd J. Hopson Jr. (Sara) of Brentwood; daughter, Sharon M. McQueen of Johnson City; grandsons, James Hopson (Jamie) of Brentwood, Richard R. McQueen (Helen) of Odessa, Florida, Jeffrey Hopson of Lavergene, and Cole Lowery of Nashville; granddaughter, Tara King (Tommy) of Murfreesboro; great-grandchildren, Johnny, Joey, Jessie, and Jake Hopson of Brentwood, Caleb Thomas, Davis and Nate King of Murfreesboro, and Lilah McQueen of Odessa, Florida. The family of Floyd Hopson will receive friends at Morris-Baker Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, and then from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A celebration of life will follow at 11:00 AM, officiated by Rev. Jim Chatman of Calvary Baptist Church, Johnson City, and Rev. Bob McCurry of Spring Creek Baptist Church, Bakersville, North Carolina. A committal service will be held at 12:30 PM on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Roselawn Memorial Park, with military honors conducted at that time. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Lester Saylor, Clyde Garrison, Mike Collins, Joe Evans, Eddie Atkins, Jody Dietz, Steve Fair, and Mark Shumate.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My sincere condolences to friends and family for your loss. This hope really comforts me and I pray it can help you too: Jesus said, “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”(John 5:28-29) The thought of holding those we love in our arms again can help us cope during this very difficult time. We are so sorry again, Floyd will be missed greatly. You can get more comforting thoughts at Jw.org.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am sorry for your loss Floyd was a very special friend for many years and that I will miss may you find peace in your loss

  3. Anonymous says:

    My dad worked building houses for Floyd many many years after daddy was gone every time I saw Floyd he would always say he missed john so much an he was one of his dearest friends.My husband Cheyenne My brother Timmy,my brothern laws Darrell an Roger all worked for Floyd.He was a great man an will be trully missed by everyone. Our sincere thoughts an prays are with you all. The Peterson Family

  4. Anonymous says:

    Our thouhgts and prayers are with each of you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    They say Roman Wasn’t Built in a Day. But Mr.Floyd wasn’t running that job. He was a great man will be missed he learned me a lot while working on the jobs building houses

  6. Anonymous says:

    They say Roman Wasn’t Built in a Day. But Mr.Floyd wasn’t running that job. He was a great man will be missed he learned me a lot while working on the jobs building houses

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