Willard David “Bunnie” Hopson, a native of Prichard, AL and a resident of Pensacola, FL, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
Willard graduated from Satsuma High School. He worked at Tom’s Dairy Freeze while in high school. He is well loved by family and friends in Mobile, as well as friends who became family in Pensacola. He was known as a “legend” for his work as a DJ and stage director in Pensacola as well as Mobile.
Willard fought cancer for 18 months. Cancer took him physically little by little, but never took his mind or sense of humor.
Willard is preceded in death by his parents, Willard Hopson and Shirley Carder Hopson. He is survived by his siblings, Deborah Hopson, Delaine Hopson Phillips (Bubba), Darlene Hopson Hunter ( Wayne) and Donna Hopson Hooper; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
There will be a gathering for family and friends to celebrate the life of “Bunnie”, held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 5PM – 8PM, at The Roundup, 560 E Heinberg Street, Pensacola, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in his memory to your local food bank or charity of your choice.
No services are planned at this time. Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.