November 28, 1936 - January 4, 2016
George William Hopkins, age 79, of Irving, Texas, passed away on January 4, 2016. He was born November 28, 1936 in Anderson, IN. George lived in Indiana until the last three decades of his life, during which he lived in Irving.
George enjoyed entertaining people as a clown, a magician, a face painter, and as Santa Claus. He is remembered by his friends as being unfailingly generous with his time and energy in helping others. Even after retiring from his work at UT Southwestern Hospital, he helped children by working as a school crossing guard for the City of Irving.
Neighbors remember seeing George walking his dog, Shadow, often. Those who didn’t know George by name remember him as “the man with the little black dog”.
George was preceded in death by his father, Arvil, his mother, Naomi, and his son, Chris.
George is survived by his loving wife, Marti, of Irving, his children and step-children: La Quieta Beth (and her husband, Bob) of Anderson, IN, Beth (and her husband, Peter) of San Jose, CA, and Brad of Irving, and by George’s grandchildren, Tommy and Rebecca.
In lieu of flowers, Marti requests George be remembered through a memorial gift to the American Diabetes Association.
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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061
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