Orville Lee Hopkins peacefully passed away early Friday, Dec. 3, 2016, at his home in Albany. He was born Arvel Lee Hopkins on June 14, 1942, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Elsie Emmaline Hopkins (Cobble) and Jacob Rance Hopkins. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Lynn Hopkins (married Dec. 5, 1987 in Albany); brothers Ervin and Billy; sister Leola; and children Dwayne, Mike, Kim, Dawn, Dara, Adam, Dan and Bessie; and fur baby Frito. He has 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Dave, Henry and RJ; sisters Lee, Maggie and Cherry; and son Nathan. Orville was a hero to all those who knew him! He earned an associate’s degree in accounting, served in the United States Army, and retired as a journeyman machinist for Viper Northwest. Get breaking news sent instantly to your inbox Orville enjoyed fishing, crabbing, hunting, camping and cooking. One of his favorite pastimes was watching football, reading and listening to ol’ time country/western music. He also enjoyed woodworking but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His memorial service will be at noon Friday, Dec. 9, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1615 28th Ave. S.E., Albany, OR 97321. His ashes will be buried at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Please leave your condolences for the family at www.mchenryfuneralhome.com.

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