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The Citadel Class of 2009

Born in Wichita Falls, TX, Steven joined the Navy as an Ensign and served aboard the USS Ramage, USS Normandy, COMOPTEVFOR, and the USS Stethem. He enjoyed his deployments and visiting foreign ports, but loved his family. He was a proud father of 2 boys and loved taking them to the park and on walks. He enjoyed every breath he took and always had a smile on his face. Steven enjoyed his time in the Navy, exploring foreign ports on deployments, and excelling at his many jobs. He could make his sons, Alex and Nathan laugh better than anyone.

Survived By:

Spouse: Patty Hopkins

Children: Alex 7 and Nathan 5

Hopkins Parents: Laura and Lyle Hopkins

Pets: Golden Retrivers, Milo 11 and Rascal 9