Walter Hershell Hopkins

Born in Grangerville, GA on December 11, 1931

Departed on April 10, 2019 and resided in Marietta, GA

Walter Hershell Hopkins, age 87, of Atlanta, GA passed away on April 10, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Walter was born on December 11, 1931 in Wayne County, GA to Lorraine & Alva Hopkins. He graduated from GA Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering. Upon graduation, Walter entered the Air Force & served as base engineer at Templehof Air Force base in Berlin, Germany. In 1969, he formed Walter Hopkins Company & was a leader in the development of the high-density storage business. He was a founding member of the Spacesaver Group.

Walter was preceded by his wife, Cathreen, his brother, Alexander M Hopkins, & his grandson, Joseph H Hopkins. He leaves his children, Walter C Hopkins, James H Hopkins, Hedwig L Vinton & Gregory C Hopkins.

A graveside service is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30328. A Celebration of Walter’s life will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


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