ANDOVER, Ohio — Noble K. Hopkins, 88, of Kinsman, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Andover Village Retirement Community.
He was born April 23, 1922, in Nelson Township, Ohio, a son of Ransom E. and Ruth (Albaugh) Hopkins.
Mr. Hopkins was a 1940 graduate of Nelson High School and married Vera (Criblez) Hopkins on Aug. 23, 1940.
Mr. Hopkins was a dairy farmer until his retirement.
Mr. Hopkins served on the Portage County Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Advisory Board of the Portage County Agricultural Extension Office, lifetime member of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, past president of Ashtabula County Holstein Club and farmer delegate to several dairy milk marketing co-op organizations.
The Hopkins family was honored as Outstanding Dairy Family in Ashtabula County in 1982. He also received the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from Ashtabula County Farm Bureau in 1999.
He was a member of the Farm Bureau for more than 50 years and a lifetime member of the Williamsfield United Methodist Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Louise Adams, of Ravenna, Ohio, and Linda Hite, of Ravenna; two sons, Loren Hopkins, of Kinsman, Ohio, and Daniel Hopkins, of Brookfield, Ohio; two sisters, Judith Hotard, of Covina, Calif., and Virginia Moore, of Ravenna; nine grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two great-granddaughters; and brother, Myron Hopkins.
A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at Baumgardner Funeral Home, 134 Prospect St., Andover.
Burial will follow in Williamsfield Center Cemetery.
Calling hours are Sunday, Jan. 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsfield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 657, Williamsfield, OH 44093.
A guestbook with online condolences is available at http://www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com.
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