His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Sullivan Phillips Mortuary, East Moline, with the Rev. Melvin Grimes officiating.
Gerald was born Sept. 23, 1942, in Geneseo, to Thomas J. and Geraldine E. Underwood Hopkins.
He worked at The Hampton Inn in maintenance for more than 20 years, retiring in 1999.
Survivors (and spouses) include his daughters, Tracy Hopkins, East Moline, Lisa (Garriet) Blair, Plano, Texas; sons, Brian Hopkins, East Moline, Rick (Christine) Keys, Rock Island; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.sullivanphillipsltd.com.