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Danny Dale HopperPassing: March 18, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 23rd @ 10:30am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, March 22nd @ 5:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, March 23rd @ 9:30am-10:30am


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, March 23rd

ORLEANS – Danny Dale Hopper, 72, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, at his residence.

Born February 5, 1951, in Paoli, he was the son of Homer and Margaret Helen (Hopper) Harkness.  He married Linda Melton on April 7, 1984 and she survives.

Danny retired from Carpenter Body Works after 25 years.  He enjoyed coon hunting, shooting matches, and horse pulls.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Hopper of Orleans, daughters, Amy (Roger) Keith of Orleans and Shasta (Sam) Franck of Pekin; grandchildren, Lynnsie (Pat) Greenan, Miranda Karnes, Logan Cox, and Phillip Franck; great-grandchildren, Bella Karnes and Paisley Karnes; siblings, Doretta (Danny) Wilson of Paoli, Sharon (Dwayne) Benenfiel of Paoli, Margie (Garland) Delph of Paoli, Joan (Joe) Kelly of Paoli, Homer (Joann) Harkness of Paoli, Kenny (Machelle) Harkness of Paoli, Larry Hopper of Paoli, Steve (Julie) Hopper of Paoli, Paul (Deanna) Harkness of Paoli, and Darrell “Marvin” (Kathy) Harkness of Paoli.

His parents and siblings, Jimmy Harkness, Bobby Harkness, and Gene Harkness, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Johnny Harkness officiating.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Phillip Ray Hopper | Custer Ky
    Date: March 22, 2023
    I'll never forget all the good time we shared on the fram riding horses get . I remember the we were riding together Danny let the horse get drink water in the creek we both slide over her head and in to creek we like to never got back on her we had to get to the bank to get back on .Thought going have to walk home
  2. Guest: Jackie Grimes | Salem
    Date: March 22, 2023
    Prayers and Condolences for Danny's family and friends. So sorry for your loss.
  3. Guest: Carolyn Kerby Jones | Paoli, IN
    Date: March 21, 2023
    Prayers of comfort to all the family in your time of loss. I remember Danny in grade school at Throop. Being close in the alphabet, we always ended up sitting close together. He liked to tease and was always good for a laugh. I know he'll be greatly missed by all that knew him.
  4. Guest: Kevin Bex | Mitchell, In
    Date: March 21, 2023
    I knew Danny for a long time we worked at Carpenters together and he was a good man. May he Rest In Peace.
  5. Guest: Ronda Childress | Bedford Indiana
    Date: March 21, 2023
    Linda so sorry! You and your family are in my prayers 🙏🙏🙏 May GOD comfort and heal!♥
  6. Guest: Angie Chastain | Mitchell
    Date: March 21, 2023
    So sorry for your loss, Steve. Sending you all many prayers.
  7. Guest: Patty Sanders | Bedford In
    Date: March 21, 2023
    So sorry to hear this Linda you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏
  8. Guest: Michael Tillett | Orleans
    Date: March 21, 2023
    Danny was a great person He will be missed
  9. Guest: Gomer | Marengo Indiana
    Date: March 20, 2023
    Save some coins for the rest of us in that big bottom up there Hopper.
  10. Guest: Malcolm. Trub Roberts | Hawesville. Ky.
    Date: March 20, 2023
    Love to hunt with him
  11. Guest: Vincent Schroering | Celestine, In
    Date: March 20, 2023
    Rest in peace my good friend. You will truly be missed. Your struggle at the end is an inspiration for us all.
  12. Guest: Gibson Hochgesang | Celestine IN
    Date: March 20, 2023
    Danny was a great person, a stand out in the coon hunting community with a wealth of knowledge. He will also be deeply missed at the Celestine Community Club shooting matches. May he rest in peace.
  13. Guest: Rose Cody | Orleans
    Date: March 20, 2023
    So sorry for your loss,prayers for you and all the family.
  14. Guest: Alice Phillips | Jamestown
    Date: March 20, 2023
    I am so sorry for your loss. Love y' all
  15. Guest: David McPherson | Mitchell, Ind
    Date: March 20, 2023
    So very sorry to hear this, he was a wonderful person and a close friend of the McPherson's Family and we work together at Carpenter body works, may he rest in peace
  16. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, In 47220
    Date: March 20, 2023
    Amy, all family and friends: All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.