Dennis Koustoubardis

March 31, 1950November 3, 2019

Dennis Koustoubardis passed away in his sleep Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Dennis was born March 31, 1950 in New York City to immigrant parents, Prometheus (Jack) and Anastasia Koustoubardis. After moving to Dallas, Dennis spent most of his childhood at the infamous Burger House in Snider Plaza, which his dad opened in 1951.

Dennis graduated from Highland Park HS in 1968 as a proud member of “the Mob”. He graduated from SMU and then graduate school where he received his masters degree from Amber University. Dennis‘ 40 years in the insurance business ended in 2018 as he looked forward to his retirement. He and Julie, his wife of 33 years, enjoyed traveling to many of the places on their “bucket list”.

Dennis is survived by his wife and soulmate, Julie Surrey Koustoubardis. He is also survived by children Andrew Koustoubardis, Justin Koustoubardis, Kelli Kingsbery Goodman, Clent Kingsbery and wife, Bridgit, and niece, Karly Kuby Blackson and husband, Chase.

Dennis was known as Pops to his grandchildren Kyle Rainey, Drew Williams, Devin Koustoubardis and fiancé Juliana Gary, Alexis Goodman, Gavin Koustoubardis, Grace Koustoubardis and great-granddaughter Autumn Koustoubardis. Also survived by brother, Christopher Koustoubardis and sister, Christina Koustoubardis.

Dennis had such a quick whit and was a friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with friends, family and especially his grandkids, attending all of their events and activities.

A memorial service will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest on Friday, November 8th at 12pm.

A gathering of friends and family for Dennis honors the love and caring he bestowed upon everyone he met.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Association or to your favorite animal rescue, in honor of sweet rescue pup, Bailey.


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 8, 2019


Dennis Koustoubardis

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Melodee Kennington

November 9, 2019

Julie, We were deeply saddened to hear of Dennis’ passing. We are holding you and your family in our hearts and prayers.
Oren & Melodee

Michele DeSalme

November 7, 2019

To Julie, Chris and Christina,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and brother. I know you will miss him deeply. You will be in my thoughts as you go through this sad time. But remember him with smiles and love, as I am sure you will.

Peace to you and yours,

Michele DeSalme

Mimi Gary

November 7, 2019

I ran into Dennis at a party in 2000 and he told me how happy he was to be married to Julie . He said they were “ Beauty and the Beast” .I don’t hear that level of bragging in married couples speaking of each other in that way . I’m sad he is gone . He will be sorely missed . He brought joy to lots of people . Mimi

Ginger Gehly

November 5, 2019

Julie and Family,
Please know that you are in thought and prayer. I was so glad that I was able to spend time with you this last year. It is a wonderful thing that I got to know you and Dennis. Devin is so blessed to have had such a wonderful grandfather 💕

Much Love,
Ginger Morrison