T. Stewart Hopkins

August 2, 1923 - January 13, 2004

08/02/1923 - 01/13/2004

Past Services

Friday January 16, 2004
11:00 am
Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church
905 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Hopkins, T. Stewart, 80, a retired automobile dealer, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV.
He was born in Wheeling August 2, 1923, the son of the late Col. E.B. Hopkins and Eleanor Stewart Hopkins.
He graduated from Linsly Military Institute in 1941 and attended the Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ until he enlisted in the Army in 1943. He graduated from Officers Candidate School in Aberdeen, MD as a Second Lieutenant and served in the Army Ordnance in Panama for eighteen months during World War II. At his death, he held the rank of Major as a member of the Retired Reserve Officers Association.
Upon his discharge from the Army, he returned to Wheeling and joined his father in business at the Hopkins Motor Co., where he worked until his retirement.
Stewart was a member of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church; an Emeritus member of the Progressive Bank Board; chairman of the House and Grounds of the Altenheim Home Board; the Short Circuit Club; and the Wheeling Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Holden Hopkins; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Mullett and her husband, Jacob, of Morgantown, WV, Barbara Wright Hackler and her husband, Cullen, of Alpharetta, GA, and Mary Stewart McCoy and her husband, Rev. William McCoy, of New Wilmington, PA; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Hopkins Whiteley and her husband, Grice, of Charlottsville, VA; and a brother, Budd Hopkins and his wife, Carol of New York City.
Friends will be received form 3-6 pm Thursday and also on Friday from 10 am until the time of services at 11am at the Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, 905 National Rd., Wheeling with the Rev. Dr. George B. Kurtz III and the Rev. William McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 98 East Cove Av, Wheeling 26003, or to the Linsly School, Leatherwood Lane, Wheeling.
Arrangements by the McCoy-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 44-15th St., Wheeling.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.

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8 years ago

Dear Barbie,

I moved from Hubbards Lane to Indiana in 1962.I have memories of

your back yard play area that your father set up. I’ll bet he didn’t know that he built it for the whole neighborhood!

When my beagle, Nibby, was attacked by Tassy, the Scott’s dog from National Road, your dad tried to help her bleeding ear, but he could not catch her.

I left Wheeling at the age of 12, but have found memories of your family and your amazing back yard where I lost my favorite garnet ring on the merry-go-round.

Hope you are well.

E-mail me if you get a chance.

Sincerely, Punky

Robert O. Hess
8 years ago

Dear Mary Jane & Family – I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Stewart – He & I were classmates at Linsly and long time friends – My sincere condolences to you and to all the family – Signed, Bob Hess Class of ’41

Pokey Halverson
8 years ago

Dear Mary Jane,

I was very saddened to hear of your loss. I have very fond memories of the two of you from many yrs. ago. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Pokey and Jerry Halverson

Mary Ross
8 years ago

Dear Mary,

I was so sorry to hear of the death of your father. He was such a super individual. I think back to all the fun we had at your home while growing up. I will always remember him fondly. I lost my father recently so I understand how you are feeling. We are so lucky to have had such wonderful dads. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family. With love, Mary Ross.

Fred Gersting
8 years ago

I send my deepest sympathy to the Hopkins Family for the passing

of Stewart. It has been many years since I have seen Stewart. I have

fond memories of working for Hopkins Motor Company in the Body

Shop and seeing Stewart almost every working day, back in the middle

1940s through the 1960s. Sincerely ___Fred Gersting

Janet & Lary Loew
8 years ago

Mrs. Hopkins, Mary and family,

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. As with my father, you know they are not living the life they want. It is still such a heartbreak when they are gone. Take comfort in knowing they are at peace and hold close the memories of the times shared.

I still remember your father trying to be so complimentary of our homemade “Good Ship Lollipop” dresses for the BridgeStreet Spring Festival. I’ll always remember his laughing eyes behind the compliment!

He was such a Nice Man.

Holding you in our thoughts and prayers.