Douglas Nelson “Hopper” Hopkins, 53, of Stanton, Texas, and a native of LaSalle Parish, went home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2015. The Lord called him home from his favorite place, Ruidoso, New Mexico. He was born August 10, 1961 in Jena to the union of his parents, Carlton Douglas “Dugan” Hopkins and Linda Nelson Hopkins. His family moved to Crane, TX in 1971 where he attended school until his junior year. He then moved to Midland, TX where he graduated from Midland Lee High School in 1979. Doug attended Midland College, Texas Tech University and Angelo State University where he graduated in 1984. His first day there he met his love and wife, Carrie Lynn York. They were married in 1989. Doug worked in the oilfield from age 16, off and on, and was employed by Nova Star, LP, at the time of his death. Doug never met a stranger and had friends throughout the country. He helped anyone in need. He was a devoted and loving husband, dad, son, brother, uncle and friend.