Clinton Edward Hopkins, 73, of Casper, WY, passed away on September 9, 2022.
Clinton Hopkins was born in Sundance, WY to Donald and Alice Hopkins on May 14, 1949. He attended Bellingham High School in Bellingham, WA and graduated in 1967. Inspired by his older brothers, he went on to enlist in the Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also stationed in Germany and Korea before retiring from the Army as a Sergeant First Class after 20 years of service. Following his Army retirement, Clinton became a Central Service Technician and worked at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA and the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY, where he especially enjoyed joking with colleagues and watching complex surgeries.
Clinton developed a love for motorcycle riding and family trips where he could take in the beauty of the country. In his later years, Clinton loved volunteering at the Casper Senior Center and brought smiles and laughter to all with his humorous t-shirt collection. He was a member of the bowling and dart leagues for the company of his teammates (not his scores!). He was an avid card player and enjoyed a weekly pinochle game. Clinton also developed a delicious cinnamon roll recipe. He was lovingly known as “Grumpy” by his grandchildren.
Clinton is survived by his daughters Marissa Secreto and Melissa Brough; his adopted sons Jun Laureta and Rommel Laureta; his sister, Deborah Knox, as well as his nine grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Hopkins, and mother, Alice Hopkins; his sister, Janet Scott, and brothers Ronald Hopkins and Larry Hopkins.
While no funeral or memorial service is immediately planned, the family will notify loved ones when a celebration of life is scheduled in the future.
If you’d like to honor Clinton, the family asks that donations be made to Central Wyoming Senior Services.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, Wyoming 82601.