James William Hopper Jr.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 23, 1947

Departed on May 9, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Mr. James William Hopper Jr. of Hendersonville, Tennessee passed away on May 9, 2020.

Jim was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 23, 1947 to James William Hopper Sr. and Charlotte June Schwartz Hopper. Although he resided in Hendersonville, Jim continued to support the Providence Friars basketball team. He was an avid golfer. He enjoyed music, often going to the Grand Ole Opry and other venues with his wife. Jim was a member of Harmony Lodge #9 F.&A.M. in Cranston, Rhode Island. He was a member of Glendale Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Most importantly, he was a husband, a father, a brother, an uncle and a friend.

Jim is survived by his wife, Wanda Perry Hopper, his daughter, Christine (Jason) Larue and his stepsons, Sean (Shannon) and Jimmy (Megan) Waldron. He is survived by his grandchildren, Colin and Aiden Larue, Chloe, Joey, Brady and Dustin Waldron. He is survived by his brothers, Walter (Ruth) and Dennis (Linda) Hopper, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his four-legged friend, his best buddy, Cajun. These two would visit nursing homes, spreading good cheer.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Michael Thomas Waldron.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. A private Celebration of Life will be held with a private interment to follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Pastor Amy Mears will be presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or the Acadiana Animal Aid.

13 Comments to James William Hopper Jr.

  1. MJ Brielmann
    May 11, 2020 11:47 am

    Jim, thank you for all you and Cajun did for me. You were a great friend and a wonderful person. You will be missed dearly. Rest in peace my friend!

  2. Carmine DePetrillo
    May 11, 2020 11:56 am

    He was a true friend and anyone who knew him was a better person. He would bring out the best in you. RIP my friend.

  3. Judy Vieira
    May 11, 2020 3:55 pm

    Wanda and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Both Tony and I have fond memories of our years camping alongside you and Jim. We always had fun with the gang up there. I hope God grants you comfort and peace at this sad time. Prayers for you and your family. May he rest in peace.
    Judy and Tony Vieira

  4. Donna Gallucci
    May 11, 2020 6:06 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Wanda. My deepest condolences to you and your family 😪🙏🙏

  5. Jo Ann Vescera
    May 11, 2020 6:41 pm

    Jim, was a wonderful friend and neighbor I got to know him and Wanda very well along with Cajun. I loved going outside and seeing Jim walking Cajun and talking to him about life and family. I was very sad when they moved away. Ed, Sophia and myself will miss him dearly. Wanda if you need us we are just a phone call away…… so sorry for your loss.

  6. Bill McCormick
    May 12, 2020 10:06 am

    I worked with Jim at the Bank. He was truly a wonderful man and great friend. So very sorry….

  7. Claudia DeBernardo
    May 12, 2020 12:42 pm

    So glad that I reconnected with Jim on Facebook. Sending prayers and love to you Wanda, as well as to your children.

  8. Dean Tallman
    May 12, 2020 7:44 pm

    Rest In Peace, Jim. You will be missed.

  9. Julia Harnois
    May 13, 2020 8:09 pm

    Wanda and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and a caring soul and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time.

  10. Walter Mojkowski
    May 14, 2020 8:48 am

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, he was a great guy. I worked with Jim at Fleet Bank for many years and always could count on him to lighten the mood.

  11. Donna Ferrara
    May 14, 2020 2:33 pm

    Wanda: Words cannot begin to express our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of our friend and family member, Jim. He was truly one of a kind and could bring a smile and sunshine to anyone’s day. He made us laugh, but also had a big heart and listened when we spoke about serious matters too. We will miss him dearly, and we will always be here for you and your family, as we go along our life’s journey together. Prayers and love are being sent to you, and know you are in our thoughts and Jim is forever in our hearts.
    Love, Donna, Kelli, Jon, Cynthia and Mike and girls, and Michael and Heidi

  12. Cheryl Nassaney
    May 14, 2020 7:48 pm

    Wanda and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss!. Anthony was telling me Jim had taught him a lot while at the bank and he is very grateful and will never forget it. Although I was in Jim’s company maybe once or twice I’ll never forget all the stories you have told about him! while we were at Garelick! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers! Again so sorry for your loss.
    Love, Anthony and Cheryl Nassaney

  13. Bonnie Mullinax
    May 18, 2020 7:51 pm

    I am so sorry for Jim’s illness and quick passing. I have just recently gotten to know Jim and Wanda and hate that I couldn’t have gotten to know him better. Sending my deepest condolences to his family!

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