(1920 – 1950)
Isreal Leon Hopson, Jr., was born in Montgomery County on September 17, 1920. He was killed in an automobile accident on October 14, 1950.
Isreal graduated from Montgomery County Training School in 1939 and went on to college at Alabama A&M. He received a degree in agricultural education in 1943. He spent three years with the U.S. Army during World War II and then began his work with the Extension Service.
He was first appointed as Assistant Negro County Agent in Dallas County, serving from April 18, 1946, to February 10, 1947. He was transferred on the 11th of February to Bullock County.
Isreal was a young, aggressive, and likable Extension agent. He had begun to develop a highly effective Extension education program for the people in Bullock County. His death, which occurred when he was barely 30 years old, was a shock to all.
Mr. Hopson was survived by a brother and two sisters.
It is fitting to honor this man who gave the last seven years of his life in service to his fellow man by inscribing the name of Isreal Hopson on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 294