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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Joseph Farrell Hopkins

1950 - 2021

Columbiaville, Michigan

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Joseph Farrell (Bud) Hopkins, age 70, a longtime resident of Barnes Lake, Columbiaville, Michigan (formerly of Livonia, Michigan) passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021 from COVID.  Bud was born October 9, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Joseph and Frances Hopkins. 

Bud graduated from North Branch High School.  Bud retired from Ford Motor Company, Livonia Transmission Plant in 2002 with over 30 years of employment.  Bud then moved to his “Happy Place” where he was known as the unofficial “Mayor of Barnes Lake”.   

Bud is survived by his loving companion, Dawn Darnall; sisters, Carol VandeLaare , Mary Lou (Rich) Cichy and Kathy (Ron) Hicks, many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Joan Keegan; brother Billy; brothers-in-law Jon and William. 

Buds wishes were that there was no service.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will take place at a later date due to COVID. 

Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home 

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Kathy Schihl Keegan

May 10, 2021 9:28 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss Hopkins Family.  Even though I have not seen or talked with Bud in probably 20 years, I remember him as a stand up guy who went out of his way to help others.  He welcomed me into the the family years ago and was always very kind to me. He will be missed.

Kathleen VandeLaare

April 24, 2021 2:39 PM

My Uncle Bud so beautifully gave me away in marriage as my Godfather in 1991. When the marriage failed, he took me in and allowed me to rent from him for a time. He also saved me approx. 2012 when I swiveled right on off his boat, into Barnes Lake fully clothed! For these three things I will be forever grateful to my Uncle Bud. May u Rest In Peace with eternal joy , until we meet again, Kathy

Mary Lou and Rich

April 24, 2021 10:12 AM

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall softly upon your fields and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
The best brother in the world.

Mary Lou and Rich

April 24, 2021 3:58 AM

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

You were the best brother in the world!

Jim Bindon

April 21, 2021 6:03 PM

Rest In Peace Bud. You will be remembered for all fun crazy things you done and being friend to all. Jim bindon

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