His love for cars grew at a young age. With his racing buddies he built and designed 2 race cars, a roadster "Foolish Pleasures" and a rear engine dragster "Rapid Transit" and raced at the Hawaii Raceway Park.
Known as Coach Ted to many, he coached his sons and many Kaneohe youngsters from T-Ball to Junior League Divisions. For 10 years he coached Lancers a
Women's USSA Softball Team to
a National Title in Enid, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his dear wife Cynthia and sons Ekolu (Soo), Henry K (Michele) and Pomaikalani Hopkins, along with beloved grandchildren, Braven, Tayliana and Easton. He is also survived by sisters Nani Hopkins, Mahealani (Rex) Wills, and Luana (Jim) Keenan and many nieces and nephews. His beloved brother Carl just recently passed 5 months ago.
Graveside service is being planned for Thursday, May 27 at 3pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery followed by a Drive thru .
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased