Jerry Hopper, age 85 of Winnsboro, passed away on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 in Winnsboro. He was born on September 5th, 1931, in Hollis, Oklahoma to the late Halbert Leslie Hopper and Jewel King Hopper. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Peggy Adel White Hopper. Mr. Hopper served as President of Dallas Hospital Council in1966 (Elected by all DFW Hospital Executives); elected, Fellow American College of Hospital Administrators and Inducted ( Approved by Member Vote) in September of 1968. Served as Chairman of the Public Relations for the Dallas Hospital Council 1972-1973. Elected to the National Register of Prominent Americans. Served as President of the Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce in 1990; and Winnsboro City Councilman from 2004 to 2010, also serving as mayor. Named Winnsboro Man of the Year in 1990, was apart of founding the Johnson Unit and Kellers Creamery, and was awarded the Life Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives Award.
He is survived by, son, Steve Hopper and wife Brenda; daughter, Cindy Bell and husband David; six grandchildren, Joshua Hopper and wife Lauren, Michele McGraw and husband Michael, Jacob Bell and wife Jennifer, Justin Bell, Kameron Bell and Caleb Bell; one great grandchild, Makenzie Bell..
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro 816 W. Broadway Winnsboro, TX 75494. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro 816 W. Broadway Winnsboro, TX 75494 at 11:00 am with Dr. David Rose conducting, interment will follow at Lee Cemetery in Winnsboro, with Family of Mr. Jerry Hopper serving as pallbearers.