Obituary of John Frank Hopkins
John Frank Hopkins (Johnny), 59, of Lithia, Florida died early Thursday morning, March 24, 2022, on his way home from work. Only a mile away from his home, he encountered an 11 foot alligator that caused a fatal accident. John, originally from Memphis, TN, was a graduate of Bishop Byrne High School and Lambuth College in Jackson, TN. John is survived by his mother, Patricia Roberts of Lithia, Florida, his father, Don Hopkins of Memphis, Tennessee and 5 siblings: brother Walter Hopkins, and sisters Jane Pyzynski, Diana Mitchell, Donna Merrill, and Jennifer Nix. He is also survived by his daughter, Jennifer Hopkins of St. Petersburg, Florida and his grandson Camden Hopkins. In addition, he had numerous other nieces, nephews and family members.
John loved to spend time with his grandson and his daughter and enjoyed video games and anything related to the computer. He loved the beach and being with family. He was a natural ham and a jokester having earned accolades for his acting skills while in high school and college. He took that skill forward through working at Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens in past years.
He was a long-time employee of Radio Shack Computer Center and loved helping people with their computer issues. He was recently employed by Spectrum and was excited about the opportunities and people to work with there.
Services for John will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, April 4, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center, FL. We will also have visitation at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr, Sun City Center, FL on Sunday, April 3 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Hopkins, please visit Tribute Store