Born August 20, 1979, went home to be with our Savior December 28, 2023.
Marc was born in Olympia, WA to his parents Sue and Dick. He lived in Shelton most of his life where he had many different jobs throughout his life, as a cook. He loved to cook for the ones he loved, especially his family.
He was a very kind, hardworking very patient man who was always willing to give a helping hand where he could. Marc battled with an alcohol addiction for the majority of his life as well as meth, marijuana and cigarettes, but in the year 2023, he gave his life to Jesus and was able to surrender that all to Him. He was clean from methamphetamine for about six years, and was using methadone to help him become and stay clean. In 2023, Marc made the decision to start to taper himself off of the methadone to be completely free of it. Shortly after stopping the methadone, he was attending church with his wife, Briana Hopkins, at New Horizons Church of God, where he grew more and more interested in God’s word and what He willed for his life as well as his families. Marc surrendered his addictions to Christ and started to walk with God to quit the daily use of alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes. He was almost eight months free from the methadone as well as marijuana this January 2024. He was six months free from all alcohol this January 2024. He was three months free from cigarettes January 2024, and while he was staying in the hospital, he was three weeks free from nicotine patches as well! He always was quick to share his testimony of how he was able to so easily be freed from these addictions by Gods grace. So we will continue to share his testimony for him until it is time for us to be with him again.
Marc enjoyed playing music in the footsteps of his father. He loved playing guitar and started to have an interest in drums. He loved to listen to 80’s country music and dance and sing while cooking his family dinners or while driving. He often made up silly lyrics instead of singing the originals, and always made everyone around him laugh and smile. He always tried to keep all situations lighthearted. He loved his three children and four step-children and was so proud of all of them! He enjoyed seeing their achievements and how they changed constantly. He got to spend the last six months of his life working with his wife delivering groceries for Wal-Mart, which also helped contribute to his sobriety. He made many friends and acquaintances over the years that were touched by him in memorable ways.
He is survived by his wife, Briana Hopkins, his three children, Molly Hopkins, Ethan Hopkins, and Hudson Hopkins, his four step-children, brothers, Rick and Michael Brown, sisters, Dana, Leslie Davison, Lindsay Mead, and Alicia Glenn, many nieces and nephews, as well as his grandmother, Dee LaMarsh. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Hopkins, his mother, Sue LaMarsh, and sister, Shannon.
The photo pictured is from Marc’s water baptism November 26, 2023. He was so excited to fully give his life to The Lord.
There will be a Celebration of Marc’s life at 2:00 p.m. on January 20th, 2024 at the New Horizons Church of God, 307 E “F” Street in Shelton, WA.