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515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

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George William "Bill" Poulos

May 29, 1934July 5, 2019

George William "Bill" Poulos of Greensboro, NC passed away quietly at home on July 5, 2019. Bill was born in Rome, Georgia on May 29, 1934 to Farris Poss Poulos and James Poulos. He attended the University of Georgia, and graduated with a degree in pharmacy in 1956. When he was a junior in college, he married Nancy Leckie Poulos on June 7, 1955. He practiced pharmacy full time in Georgia for a few years. After he joined the Episcopal church in Dalton, Georgia, he felt a calling to the priesthood, and in 1963 was admitted to Saint Luke’s Seminary at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. After seminary, he served St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia; St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina; and Christ Episcopal Church in Walnut Cove, North Carolina. A beloved pastor and friend, Bill was a source of comfort, love, and spiritual strength to many people and families over the decades. He was a lively storyteller with a great sense of humor. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Nicolette Poulos, and brother James Poulos, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Leckie Poulos; children, Michael William Poulos of Salem (Katherine); Christopher Norman Poulos of Greensboro (Susan); Mary Elizabeth Poulos (Michael) of Greensboro; and Sarah Anne Poulos of Greensboro. His grandchildren include Mary Abigail Poulos; Elijah Raymond Rademacher Poulos; Noah Perry Rademacher Poulos; Logan Wilson Sprinkle; Ieva Claire Barskevicius; Natalia Elizabeth Barskevicius; Namaste Caroline Poulos. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s honor to Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church Vicar’s Discretionary Fund, 1300 Jefferson Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27410

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Monty Dixon

July 16, 2019

Reverend Poulos was a sweet godly man that was our minister soon after my wife and I were married. He was truly a blessing to be around and I have thought often about him over the years. For a while I would run into him at Mythos, always my good fortune. I especially loved being in his congregation when he led us in the Eucharist. His voice was captivating as he moved into the part about the "night he w as handed over..." His tone would drop and it would always draw me into feeling like I was a disciple in the room with Our Lord at the Last Supper.

I was lucky to know Bill.

Monty Dixon

Willabel Tong

July 12, 2019

With deepest sympathies and love to the Poulos family. From long ago friends from Greensboro.
– Mrs. Elizabeth Tong and her children, Winifer, Hoyt, Willabel, Hollis

Lynn Hamilton

July 11, 2019

My sympathies to Nancy and family, from your former teaching colleague Lynn Hamilton

Bernice Graves

July 10, 2019

Rev Bill was indeed a special man!! I worked at St. Andrews as the Sexton and he was always very nice to me. When my sister passed we were having a hard time finding a specific dress for her! Rev Bill inquired what was wrong and he told me to give him a few minutes and he called me and told me to come to his office. He told me to go to Hanes Lineberry on Elm St. I did and they had exactly what we needed(but what she wanted)!
Thank you Rev Bill!!
My deepest condolences and prayers to Mrs Poulos and his family!!

Bernice Ferguson Graves

Shawn Barger

July 9, 2019

A Great man who walked this earth with Kindness and compassion for all living things!
I had the great pleasure of knowing him and his incredible family and have many fond memories of spending time with him!! He always made me laugh.
He will be so missed but remembered fondly.
He will forever be a “ Star” in my eyes and I feel certain he will be watching over all who knew and loved him💜

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY