Scott C. Hopkins | 1953 - 2011 | Obituary

Scott C. Hopkins
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Scott C. Hopkins

Born: February 26, 1953
Died: October 03, 2011

Scott C. Hopkins, 58, of Peoria passed away at 6:51pm Monday, October 3, 2011 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on February 26, 1953 in Lincoln, IL the son of Hollis C. and Bettyjean Allison Hopkins.

After moving to Marquette Heights as a young boy, and living there until 1984, he moved to Peoria where he met Debra J. Bornholdt whom he married on March 9, 1985 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife of Peoria, his mother Bettyjean Dudley of Chillicothe, two sisters Teri (Rod) Huss of Chillicothe and their children Daniel (Jennifer) and Timothy; Vivienne Nelson of Marvel, CO and her child Rene. Four nieces and four nephews also survive him.

He is also survived by four sister in laws Cynthia (Rod) Arnett of Hopewell, and their children Travis (Leah), Melina; Letha (Robert) Pollard of Houston, TX; Linda (Bradley) Thompson of Chillicothe, and Laura (Forrest) White of Sugar Grove, Illinois and their children Amanda, Gregory, and Beth. His father, and grandparents preceded him in death. Debra would also like to acknowledge his family John and Colleen White of Wisconsin.

He was the owner and operator of Hopkins Automotive in Pekin for several years. He was a master certified automotive technician working for Neal Norton Cadillac, in Peoria, Scherer Buick in North Pekin and last working for Peoria Toyota until 2008.

He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer with grace and dignity and still had a humorous view of life, and we are all better people for knowing him. He was a loving husband, and enjoyed spending time with family, and his many friends, as well as his two dogs Kasey and Riley. He enjoyed drag racing traveling around the country racing at many venues, He also enjoyed playing pool where he was on several leagues in Peoria. He also enjoyed listening to all types of music, and he will be missed by all.

It is impossible to wrap up such a special persons life, any space to know what a great man he was would take a lifetime to explain. He was very proud of his 40 years of work making sure everyone go what they paid for. HE was honest and hard working. He loved his fun also. He was the most humorous, comical man I’ve ever met. He loved to make people feel good and laugh. The world lost a great person most will ever know. That the thousands of people he got safely back on the road. To those of us that knew and lost him, we know he was irreplaceable , but until we meet again I know he wishes all of you the best life has to offer. I am looking forward to once again being with the best husband and friend there could ever be.

Cremation rites have been accorded with private family services to he held on Saturday October 15, 2011. The family will then receive friends at the home of his siter Teri Huss 1413 W. Pine St. in Chilicothe. from 2pm until 4pm Saturday October 14, 2011. Memorials may be given in Scott’s name to T.A.P.S. in Pekin. Notes of condolences may be sent to

Directions to Teri’s house are as follows:
Rt 29 into Chillicothe, turn left on Cloverdale. At the first stop sign turn right on Bradley, then take a left on Pine St. and Teri’s house will be last house on the right.

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