CADIZ — W.J. Hopson, 87, of Cadiz died Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He retired as owner of Cadiz Insurance Company. He served as mayor of Cadiz for 20 years and as a city councilman for many years.
He was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Civitans, Cadiz-Trigg County Chamber of Commerce, where he had served as president, and the Pennyrile Area Development District board, where he had served as chairman.
He was survived by three daughters, Leanne King of Denton, Mont., Shara Hardy of Greensboro, N.C., and Madelyn Retersdorf of Spring Hill, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marynell Hopson, and a brother. His parents were Winthrop Howell Hopson and Elizabeth Rice Hopson.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Cadiz Baptist Church Chapel with services at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Kevin Roberts officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Memorial contributions can be made to Cadiz Baptist Church, P.O. Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211; or the Cadiz Rotary Club, P.O. Box 500, Cadiz, KY 42211.
Goodwin Funeral home of Cadiz is in charge of arrangements.