William Hopper


William Neal Hopper, 81, of Round Valley, died July 21, 2002 in Payson. He was born March 27, 1921 in Plain View, Kansas.

Mr. Hopper was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned Hopper's Automobile Shop in Tempe for many years. He was a member of Payson Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Hopper of Round Valley; son, Jim Hopper of Tempe; daughters, Donna Romero of Phoenix, Marilyn Hale of West Virginia and Janice Staggs of Tempe; stepdaughters, Delores Long of Phoenix and Janet Yeager of Payson; stepson, Don Iles of Bangs, Texas; one sister, one brother, eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero in Payson.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Gisela Cemetery.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier Street, Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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