Thomas Paul Hopkins passed away at the age of 71 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on October 21, 1951, to Levi, Sr. and Cornelia Hopkins. Paul was a family man, known for his quiet demeanor and strong work ethic. He will be remembered and dearly missed by his loved ones. Paul's professional career spanned for 36 years at Olin Corporation, where he tirelessly served as a welder. His commitment to his work was unwavering, and his expertise in his field made him an invaluable asset to the company. Paul's dedication and hard work earned him the respect of his colleagues and peers. Outside of his career, Paul had many interests and hobbies that brought joy to his life. He found solace in singing hymns at church and cherished memories of those moments. Additionally, he had a great love for working on the farm, truly appreciating time spent outdoors. Paul graduated from Citronelle High School in 1970 where he also excelled in baseball. His passion for the sport carried on throughout his life and served as a testament to his love for athletics. In 1985, Paul was saved and faithfully served the Lord. This life changing event became one of his proudest accomplishments. He was a dedicated Sunday school teacher and Deacon of Calvert Baptist Church. Along with raising his children and grandchildren, family meant everything to Paul, and he took great pride in being a loving husband to Joan Hopkins. During his leisure time, Paul enjoyed hunting, baseball, Alabama football, racing, old antique cars, and cooking for family. His enthusiasm for these endeavors was infectious, leaving lasting impressions on all those who had the pleasure of sharing these experiences with him. Notably, Paul also honorably served as Military Police during the Vietnam War. His dedication to serving his country demonstrated both bravery and selflessness. His military service was another aspect of his life that spoke volumes about his character. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Hopkins, who stood by his side for 53 years. Together, they created a beautiful family and raised three children: Ray Hopkins (Darla), Dean Hopkins (Cassandra), and Rachelle Hopkins, each of whom provided Paul with immeasurable pride and joy throughout his life. Paul also treasured the time spent with his nine grandchildren: Kayla, Jordan, Cameron, Carley, Morgan, McKenzie, Madison, Madelyne, and Blaine. He took great delight in watching them grow and flourish into remarkable individuals. Additionally, Paul was blessed with nine great-grandchildren, Mariah, Jon, Elliott, Autumn, Triton, Steven III, Prestyn, Ambrie, and Lennon; each one brought him great joy. He is also survived by his brother, Darrell Frazier. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Levi, Sr. and Cornelia Hopkins; grandson, Cameron Day; siblings, Ollie Taylor, Obra Pharr, Addie Weaver, Charlie Hopkins, Levi Hopkins Jr., and Carl Hopkins; as well as in-laws, Odell and Marie Frazier. Services for Thomas Paul Hopkins will be held on October 23rd at Simple House of Praise Church in Mount Vernon, Alabama. The visitation will begin at 9:30 AM with the funeral service following at 11:00 AM with Bro. Clay Lewis and Bro. Jimmy Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Frazier Cemetery.