Clarence Junior Hopper
Hopper, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 02/07/1980
Missing location (approx) :
West Palm Beach, Florida
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/17/1927 (93)
Age at the time of disappearance: 52 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 160 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hopper was last seen in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 7, 1980. He and a fellow crop duster, Charles Tim, left the West Palm Beach Airport in a twin-engine Beechcraft airplane they'd purchased the previous September. They flew out over the Gulf of Mexico and never returned.
Both Hopper and Tim lived in South Haven, Michigan at the time of their disappearances and worked for the Mueller Crop Dusting Service operating out of the South Haven airport during the summer. Neither have ever been heard from again; they are presumed to have crashed in the ocean.
Hopper was born in Remer, Minnesota. He had a winter residence in Belle Glade, Florida.
Photographs and information for Tim are available.
Other information and links : ncy
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Port Huron Times Herald
October 12, 2004. June 24, 2017; .