In Memory

Dwight Hopper

Born: November 7, 1950
Died: December 28, 2002

Dwight lived the majority of his adult life in Floyd County. He was self-employed in a commercial/industrial cleaning business. He was a member of Burks Fork Church of The Brethern where he served as a deacon. Dwight loved music and he played guitar and sang in a band. He also enjoyed playing golf.
Dwight was the father of two children: Justin and Jennifer.
Dwight was an organ donor.

The following information provided by Jackie Boyd Bendrick:  Dwight was married to Lois Hopper and was buried in the Topeco Cemetery.

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04/05/09 12:33 AM #1    

Jackie Boyd (Bendrick)

I remember Dwight back in fifth grade, when the school was over in the "Fabric Building now". Wow, what a school! the floors reminded me of Snap, crackle and pop.I was scared to death of that place, the lunch room was scary as well. But Dwight being Dwight made friends with me. We were good friends all through high school. Dwight had a good soul. Wished you were here to help us remember and celebrate the 40 years.

a friend,
Jackie Bendrick (Boyd)

04/26/09 10:49 AM #2    

Beth Simpson (Huddleston)

I was visiting in Check the night that Dwight passed away. That was such a shock for me. He worked with my sister-in-law at Carillion, and my cousin called to tell us the news.

06/30/09 01:17 AM #3    

Dorma Morgan (Yeatts)

Dwight and I had a few classes together thoughout high school. I remember his gorgeous green eyes. WOW!! I ran into him a few times after graduation. We will certainly miss him at this reunion.

02/09/16 10:53 AM #4    

Larry Williams

After graduation, Dwight and I reconnected in Newport News in fall of 1971. Dwight and I had both been hired by Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co.  Dwight had a 1969 Burgundy Chev Z28 and I had a 1971 Black Chev Rally Nova, so we started riding home with each other, one would drive one weekend and the other the next. I was renting a room from a lady and another room became available, so Dwight moved in where I was renting. Dwight and I became very close during that time and he was a usher when I married Kaye Quesenberry in Nov 1972.  I was hired by GE, in Salem, Va in Jan 1973, so I left Dwight in Newport News.  We kinda lost contact with each other after that, only to see each other out in public every now and then. I remember one funny story, Dwight was driving my car, on a Friday evening on the way to Floyd, and he went through radar at approximately 90 mph and Dwight looked over at me and said "you want to drive now?". I just said , "No, you are doing a fine Job!", and for some reason the trooper never came out an gave him a ticket?  Probably because we were driving a Chev and figured he couldn't catch us. Dwight traded his Z28 for a Chev Vega, after I moved out, for better Gas mileage.  Oh, it I had only new then what I know now, I would have bought it off of him.  Dwight was a great friend and person, always fun to be around.

02/10/16 11:34 AM #5    

Reunion Photos

Thanks for sharing your story Larry. That's pretty cool. 

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