Joseph Lewis Hopper Jr, age 83, of Westminster and Seneca, SC, formerly of Atlanta, passed away January 19th 2015. Mr. Hopper was born in Blue Ridge, GA August 12th 1931. He graduated from O’Keefe High School and the Southern College of Pharmacy in Atlanta. He retired as a Pharmacist and Real Estate Broker in Westminster. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph L. Hopper Sr. and Ora Hall Hopper. Survivors include: his ex-wife, Judy Letsinger of Westminster; daughter, Dana L. Hopper; brother, Thomas Wesley Hopper and his wife, Carolyn, of Jacksonville, FL; niece, Ellen H. Larson of Jacksonville; great nephew, Corp. Robert Larson, U.S. Marines; great niece, PFC Bethany Larson, U.S. Army; Anasia Curry of Jacksonville; cousins and many close friends who will miss him dearly. Mr. Hopper enjoyed boating on lakes in the mountains and staying at the seashore. He was an avid Georgia Tech football fan. After cremation by Wages and Sons Funeral Home, his ashes will be scattered at his beloved Saint Simons Island, GA at a later date.

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  1. Sorry to hear about joe passing. Walked to school at okeefe many days with .joe, don no land, and joe,s brother tommy. Dave Denton

  2. Joe was always so kind and heart warming to anyone he encountered in the Real Estate office. I remember his story of the basketball team photo that hung in his home office (or man cave as he called it), Joe always wanted me to guess which young man he was in the photo! Rest in peace and my sympathy to all of the families.

  3. Each encounter with my cousin Joe (Joey to start with way back then) was memorable, touching and made me wish I stayed in better contact. He kind to a very young guy who really appreciated it. We last talked at one of the family funerals in Atlanta several years ago. He asked the second and third questions about me, my family and work. He was encouraging to me just as he was on other occasions. When I worked for the state government in SC I had a few meetings in Oconee county. Each time I mentioned his name people smiled and spoke very, very highly of him. My prayers are with the family.

  4. I first met Joe when I started working for him in 1970 at the Westminster Drugstore. Joe was a real postive influence on many young people that work for him. I am a real car lover and Joe shared with me his passion he had for Porcshe, to this day I do not see a 356 that does not remind me of him.

    I just learned about Joe’s passing and know he will be missed by many….one thing you can say about Joe is …the world is a better place because he was here!

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