FRANKLIN — George Lawrence (Tim) Hopkins, Jr., whose Hopkins Auto Service here created a new market in three states for 1986-1996 model Volvos, and a painting firm for interior and all aspects of commercial and residential properties here and in the Canton, Ga. region, died at his home on Main St. here in the early morning of Nov. 2.

His sister, Frances Gibbes Hopkins, said the cause was a heart attack. He was 67 years old and had been in apparent good health. Tim attended St. James School and Dobbs Ferry High School, and was graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 1968. He then attended Johnson State College and Castleton State College.

A Memorial Service will be held at Franklin United Church on Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. The Reverend Jason McConnell will officiate.

Gifts in Tim’s memory may be made to the Haston Library in Franklin, and to the National Resource on Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults and Children, at To view the remainder of this memorable obituary about Tim and his life in Vermont prepared by Nat Worman of Franklin, with the assistance of Tim’s sister, please go to Arrangements are under the direction of The Kidder Memorial Home, Swanton. To offer private online condolences please visit: