R.I.P. ED HOPSON RFL
Early this morning Ed Hopson lost his battle with cancer. Let’s all pray for his family at this difficult time. As we receive information on his funeral it will be posted here on Roadie.net. R.I.P. ED HOPSON RFL. Here are some member remarks from the roadie.net facebook page…
Pat Mulkey: There are just too many Good time’s over the years with Ed , But The day I will remember for the rest of my life and the only reason I can Laugh a little this morning, I was the GM of a Concert Venue here is SC and we had a Sold Out Skynyrd show and Ed and I had been talking alot as he was Production Mgr for the Tour, Charlie Brusco was the Tour Mgr at the time and it was his Birthday! He was suppose to drive up from Atl to the show for Settlement and of Course the Best BBQ backstage that we were famous for! I had arranged for a surprise for Charlie a Birthday cake to be delivered by 5 from our local Strip Club to the Production Office, I had the Girl’s and the Cake Ready! went and knocked on the door to tell Ed! He informed me Charlie had decided not to come and be with his family instead! in Atl , I said WTF! cause I had talked with Charlie that morning! and he was coming, I the told Ed of what I had done! There we were with the Girl’s and Cake! But no C Brusco! With out any hesitation he Opened the door wide and Said to the Girl’s Hi Im Charlie Brusco with a very big Smile on his face! When Ed finally came out 30 Min’s later covered in Birthday Cake! and a Big Smile! and half of his crew watching and laughing! He yelled if anyone tell’s Charlie about this! Your Fired! and we had the best show EVER! Rest in Peace my friend and the rest of your and mine shenanigan’s will remain our secret forever!·
Gary McDaniel: met Ed on Skynyrd in 92 I was TM for the support he was PM for the Skynyrd guys.. Ed helped me day in and day out on that tour. also worked with ED at Tabernacle in Atlanta. And on shows all over. a solid and steady a guy as there could be found
Gary McDaniel: Ed was one of the “good guys” in the biz.. not afraid to show an up and coming engineer a trick or two on a console.. or help a visting Production Manager with issues on his tour while visiting Ed’s building..9 hours ago · LikeUnlike.Gary McDaniel just sent Ed an Email telling him how much he meant to all of us.. I am sure he can get online in heaven
Dk Harbour Words arent enough to express the kindness and friendship that made Ed, a Roadies Roadie.Ed will never be forgotten.Tears in Heaven Always.Love you my BROTHER~ED.4 hours ago
Dk Harbour Ed always had time to help a brother in need and would never think twice about helping anyone at anytime.Solid as they came.
Andrea Janet Godspeed, Ed. I will miss you.
James Mcauliffe YOU WILL BE MISSED ED- WE WISH NO MORE PAIN FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY. YOUR A GOOD MAN, AND RESPECTED FOR YOUR CRAFT BY MANY! PROUD TO HAVE WORKED WITH AND FOR YOU!
Ed Hopson / Mary Ellen Jones
Our dear friend Ed Hopson is battling a rough battle with Cancer, and is not doi…ng well. It does not look good, and the bills are piling up for his hospital, and hospice stay.
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