Lance Hopkins

Lance Donald Hopkins, 67, passed Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 in Wichita after spending his last days surrounded by family and friends. A memorial has been established in Lance’s name with Legacy Foundation, P. O. Box 713, Winfield, KS 67156 to benefit the Winfield Recreation Commission. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at 1216 Main St., in Winfield. He was born Sept. 22, 1954 to Gailard Hopkins and Eileen (Adams) Hopkins in Augusta, Ga. Lance attended Udall schools, graduating from Udall High School in 1972. He worked for the Coleman Company, Pawnee Plastics and Canteen Vending Machine Company before beginning work with Greif Brothers. He worked for Greif Bros. for 30 years, retiring on May 22, 2011. He married Connie Marshall in August 1973 and they lived in Wichita, Udall, Winfield and Dexter. They raised two children, Chad Hopkins and Jessica Hoffman. They later divorced. He married Kerry (Stout) Hughes on May 19, 2003. They raised Ashlynn and Zachary Hughes. Lance was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving to honor his memory are his wife, Kerry Hopkins, of Arkansas City; his children, Chad and Tierney Hopkins, and Jessica and Wes Hoffman, of Winfield, Ashlynn and James Strickland, of Arkansas City, and Zachary and Allison Hughes, of Goddard; his grandchildren, Layke Hoffman and Becca Hocker, Treyten Hopkins, Paycie Hopkins, Chloe Hoffman and Addison Hoffman, all of Winfield, and Lillian Hughes and Hudson Hughes, of Goddard; great-grandchildren, Kayde Hoffman, Gianni Hopkins and Kohen Hoffman; brothers, Craig and Lulita Hopkins, of Udall, and Steve and Jennifer Hopkins, of Hoisington; and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.