Charles Allen Hopmann was born on Oct. 28, 1931 in Burton, Washington County, Texas to Eddie Henry Hopmann and Selma Rust Hopmann. Charlie passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 23, 2012 at the age of 80 surrounded by family.
Charlie graduated from Burton High School in 1948. After graduation, he worked for Robert Lange Construction before joining the U.S. Army in 1953. He was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska until 1955.