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Leslie Vernon Hopp

June 6, 1935 — June 21, 2022

Leslie Vernon Hopp, Jr., age 87, of Vilonia, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, June 21st, 2022.

He was born June 6, 1935, in Barrington, Illinois to Leslie, Sr. and Ann Hopp. He was a veteran in the United States Army. He earned his Bachelor degree in Christian Education from Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. He was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church in Vilonia where he served as Deacon for fifteen years. He was an active leader in Bible Study Fellowship. He had a passion for working with children, and made it a point to always ask everyone he met if they knew Jesus. He taught 5th and 6th grade boys Sunday School for sixty-five years. His work also extended to teaching Children's Church, Vacation Bible School and Awana. He grew up dairy farming with his grandparents and loved his cows and tractors.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Hopp of Vilonia; three sons, David Hopp and wife, Carol of Paragould, Arkansas; Paul Hopp and wife, Cindy of Conway; Dr. Philip Hopp and wife, Emily of Conway; two sisters, Gloria Latina of Pangburn, Arkansas; Vergene Vavra and husband, Greg of Vilonia; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hopp of Elgin, Illinois; fifteen grandchildren, Jeremy Mitchell, Janine Mitchell, Jessica Mitchell, Daniel Hopp, Nathan Hopp, Nicole Hopp, Rebecca Hopp, Jason Hopp, Samuel Hopp, Maggie Hopp, Reagan Hopp, Grace Ellison and husband, Travis; Andrew Hopp, Rachel Hopp, and Lydia Hopp, as well as many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Hopp, Sr and Ann Hopp; one sister, Sharon Peterson, one brother, Kenneth Hopp, and brother-in-law, Charles Latina.

Its was Mr. Hopp's wish to be cremated. The family will accept visitors Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm in First Baptist Church in Vilonia, 1206 Main Street, Vilonia, Arkansas 72173. A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 pm also at the church. Flowers for the service should be delivered directly to the church. (501-796-2103)

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church designated for Operation Christmas Child.

Services for Leslie Vernon Hopp, Jr. are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home, 1134 Main Street, Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign his Book of Memories at

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