Jerry J. Dopkins
Jerry was born in Portland, Oregon to parents Bill Dopkins ad Betty Harris. He passed away peacefully at home Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Jerry grew up in S.E. Portland, attending Creston Grade School and graduating from Franklin High School in 1965. He served in the Air Force Reserve from '67-'69. Jerry then went on to create West Coast Liquidators Company as owner/operator where he worked until retiring.
Jerry especially liked NASCAR racing and occasionally would even make wagers on races, although not always successful. He was quickwitted, smart and prided himself on his thriftiness. He will be missed by many.
Jerry was preceded in death by lifetime companion and partner, Linda Ralph. Survivors include Linda's daughter, Alisha Ralph, who he accepted legal guardianship of after Linda's passing; uncle, Hershel McGriff; aunt, Delores Farestrand; and McGriff cousins, Doug, Marilyn, Debbie and Hershel Jr.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Stark Street Pizza at S.E. 92nd and Stark Street.