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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