Raymond A Hopper, 86 of Jefferson, GA passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021. A memorial service will be held at St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church in Jefferson on Friday, February 12,2021 at 2:00 PM with Father Michael Ravak officiating.
Ray is survived by daughters, Ellen Hopper of Woodstock GA, Elizabeth Logan and her husband Al of Dillard GA, Rachel Coleman and her husband Jerry Coleman of Dacula, GA; grandchildren, Reagan Coleman, Ryan Coleman and wife Miranda, and sister Patricia Henry of Manteno IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Marie Hopper, his wife of 33 years, Elsie Stake Hopper, 2 sisters, 1 brother and long-time companion Diane Farmer.
Ray was born in Chicago, IL. He graduated from high school and joined the US Marine Corp. In 1965 he began what was to become a 30-year career with Capitol Records. He was fortunate to meet some great artists such as Glen Campbell, Bob Seger, Garth Brooks and Duran Duran. He also worked extensively with Turtles Records and Tapes where he was affectionately known as “Daddy Ray”.
After retiring from Capitol Records, he moved to Lake Hartwell and became an avid hiker with the NE Georgia Mountain Hiking Club. His proudest achievements were hiking part of the Appalachian Trail and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon while in his 70s.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy or Catholic Charities.
Don’t think of him as gone away, his journey’s just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched…for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mr. Raymond A Hopper, please visit our floral store.