William T. Hopkins III

Published 3:05 pm Monday, January 5, 2015

FRANKLIN—William Trenholm “Bill” Hopkins III, 54, passed away on Jan. 4, 2015.

Born in Franklin, he was predeceased by his mother, Phyllis Vaughan Hopkins.

William T. Hopkins

William T. Hopkins III

Bill was a graduate of Ferrum College and a member of High Street United Methodist Church.

He was the director of Zoning and Planning for the Town of Smithfield, a member of Huntedale Ruritan Club and Board of Directors of Southampton Academy.

Bill enjoyed his position as director of Zoning and Planning for the Town of Smithfield, and was very supportive of the activities within the community and loved the people he worked with.

He enjoyed golf, was an avid hunter, a lover of nature and an incredible cook. Bill had a compassionate spirit and was always willing to assist others. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his daughter and being involved in her life.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Anne Bryant Hopkins; his daughter, Rachael Vaughan Hopkins; his father, John Clinkscales Hopkins (Gretchen); two brothers, John T. Hopkins (Nancy) and Charles Vaughan Hopkins (Peggy); niece and nephews, Megan and Matt (Amanda) Hopkins and Dana Haake (Emily); and father and mother-in-law, W.T. and Mary Elizabeth Bryant.

The memorial service will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Southampton Academy. Officiating will be Scott Wasdin, Bill’s close friend.

Memorial donations may be made to Southampton Academy, 26495 Old Plank Rd., Courtland, VA 23837.