Charles Lee Hopping
Born: May 30, 1950
Passed Away: August 10, 2021
It is with profound sadness and much love that the family of Charles Lee Hopping announce his passing on August 10, 2021 at Parrish Hospital in Titusville, Florida. Charlie was only 71 years old. Way too soon for all who knew and loved him.
Charlie will be lovingly remembered by his wife (of 47 years) , Pauline. Charlie was her soulmate. He was also a loving father to his son, Charles Lee (wife Lauren), and daughter, Sara. His most famous title that he wore with pride was “Pop Pop” to his beloved grandson, London.
Charlie was born in Dayton, Ohio to Warren and Mildred Hopping (deceased). He moved to Florida with his family when he was seven years old, he’s been a true Floridian ever since, living on the East coast of Florida since the late 70s.
Charlie was the oldest of four children. Charlie was predeceased by his two brothers, Barney Joe and Bruce. Charlie is survived by his sister, Patricia Westerman (Bobbie Westerman, brother-in-law), who he held close in his heart.
Charlie was also a happy uncle to his many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews and their families. He loved each one of them, they all were special in their own way to him.
Tracy Murphy and (John her husband) and family,
Patricia Rawlinson (Craig her husband) and family,
Bobbie Lynn Rojas (Dave her husband) and family.
Alan Hopping (his wife Arlene) and family.
Melissa Sliwa ( her husband Dave ) and family
Jennifer Hopping and family.
Daniel Hopping (Melissa his wife) and family.
After Charlie moved to Apopka, Florida he finished up his schooling, graduating from Apopka High School. Charlie loved sales and went to work for Pantry Pride grocery store, where he quickly moved up to management. He then joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Charlie did his service on the border in Germany, where after a few malfunctions (flattening a few local vehicles, no one inside!) he learned to drive a tank for patrol. After the war ended, he came back to civilian life at Pantry Pride. This is where he met his wife to be, Pauline, they didn’t know each other long, but knew they had found their soulmate and married June 8th, 1974. The years flew by, but they were the best, wonderful years
Charlie later went into outside sales with Frito Lay, and then Coca Cola. He loved his job and excelled, he was very successful but all of that comes back to who he was inside, he was a people person. He made friends of almost everyone he met. He got to know the story of the people he knew, he remembered, and he always cared from the heart.
He truly loved all his family, and we are so blessed to have had him in our lives. He was happiest outdoors, always taking his family to state and national parks, he continued that memory making with his grandson, London.
Charlie and the memories he made with all of us will always be in our hearts.
The Funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday August 20th, 2021 – at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 203 Obijway Ave, Titusville, Florida.