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RICHARD H. HOPTON

Richard J. Hopton 89, of Woodsfield, passed away peacefully in his home Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.

He was born in Woodsfield May 1, 1933, a son of the late John E. and Maud E. Hopton.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Richard loved the outdoors. He enjoyed his tractors and working around the family farm. Richard loved telling jokes, and spending time with his friends and neighbors. He served as an elder at the Woodsfield Christian Church for many happy years. He lived in Rittman, where he retired from Sears & Roebuck after 35 years of service. After retirement he and his wife Betty returned to the family home in Woodsfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Denzel Hopton.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty J. Noble Hopton, of Woodsfield; two sons, James (Susan) Hopton, of Illinois, and his children Raquel (Kyle) Horvatin, of Chicago, Rhett (Hannah) Hopton, of Illinois and Reggie Hopton, of Illinois and Ireland Lenz, of Illinois, and Jeff (Stephanie) Hopton of Curtice, and his children, Megan Hopton, of Cincinnati, Eric (Chelsea) Hopton, of Belmont, Heather (Drew), of Kentucky, Jennifer Hopton, of Marion, Tiffany (Lannie) Ludwig, of Doylestown, and Ricky (Tarah) Cavendish, of Marion; 9 great-grandchildren, Aria, Clara, Aiden, Raelynn, Rowan, Ricky, Elicia, Jayce and Kayleigh; and brother and sisters, Ronald, Carolyn and Marilyn, all of Michigan.

Friends were received Thursday Nov. 17, 2022, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, and until time of Funeral Service Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at the Woodsfield Christian Church, 211 N. Main St., Woodsfield, with Pastor Brad Postal officiating. Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.