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Kenneth A. "Sonny" Hopkins
November 29, 2023


Kenneth A. "Sonny" Hopkins, 84, of Snake Hill Road, Glocester, passed away on Wednesday, November 29th.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Clarence A. and Cora E. (Sherman) Hopkins. Ken had lived in Glocester for his entire 84 years. Known affectionately as "Sonny" to most (a nickname given to him by his mother) and "Pop" to his family and close friends, these endearing nicknames reflected the warmth and love he shared with those around him.

Ken was the proud Owner and President of Hopkins Transportation Company, a legacy that began over 60 years ago when his mother, Cora, laid the foundation for the business. With unwavering dedication, Ken worked tirelessly, overseeing operations until his passing. The company stands as a testament to his commitment, leadership, and the enduring spirit of a family-run enterprise.

In addition to his professional achievements, Ken was an outstanding trap shooter, earning a place of honor in the Wallum Lake Gun Club for his entire trap shooting career. Ken competed in trap shooting contests all over the United States, winning numerous trophies and awards. As a life member of the ATA (Amateur Trap Shooting Association), he was among the first Rhode Island trap shooters to be inducted into the RI trap shooting hall of fame.

Beyond his professional and recreational pursuits, Ken was a fanatical train collector, an enthusiastic hunter, but above all, he cherished moments spent with his family. His love and guidance will be profoundly missed by all who knew him.

Ken is survived by his companion, Denise M. Johnson of Chepachet, his children, Clarence "Clancy" Hopkins and his wife Kimberly of Glocester, and Kathleen Spink and her husband Brad of Glocester. He was the devoted grandfather of Daniel Hopkins, Amanda Hopkins, Jessica Natale, Ashley Hopkins, Kate Hopkins, Corina DaCruz, Emily Hopkins, Abbegale Donahue, Hunter Loxley, and Hayden Loxley. Ken was also a great-grandfather to 16 cherished great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Judith Branch of Glocester.

In honoring Ken's wishes, a private funeral service was held, and he was laid to rest in the serene grounds of Acotes Hill Cemetery, Glocester. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the Chepachet Fire Department, 1170 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814 Chepachet Fire Department or The National Kidney Foundation, 209 W Central St, Natick, MA 01760 National Kidney Foundation

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Anderson Winfield Funeral Home
Route 44 at Greenville Common
Greenville, RI 02828