OBITUARY

George John Stathopoulos

September 17, 1952January 19, 2019
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George John Stathopoulos was born on September 17, 1952 in North Carolina to Greek immigrant parents, John George Stathopoulos and Vivian Markos Stathopoulos. George passed away on January 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. George grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and he took his responsibility as the eldest of six children seriously as he helped to care for them. All his siblings looked up to him for guidance. George was extremely proud to talk about his heritage and to state that he was a first-generation Greek-American. George would tell others about his parents and his siblings starting from the oldest to the youngest. In March of 1986, George and Janet were married and he was a devoted husband to his wife for over thirty-two years. He never missed an opportunity to share positive accomplishments and memories about Janet and their many adventures together. The love and relationship they shared is eternal. The proudest accomplishments of his life were his children, John, Vivian, and Chris. He never missed an opportunity to share each child’s latest achievements. Through his guidance, all three of his children received the Archangel Michael Award presented annually by the Atlanta Archdiocese.

George never met a stranger and loved helping out anyone in need. He truly had a servant’s heart. George was a well-respected man having worked as the Senior Planner for the City of Prattville for over 10 years. He was involved with the construction of the historic fountain in downtown Prattville and helped organize the first Prattville City Fest. As the children grew, George was always involved in their sports, schooling, and other activities. In his off time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, being outside, and listening to music. George especially loved watching his sons on the football field, from their YMCA days to Varsity Football at Prattville High School and watching Vivian compete in gymnastics. George had countless animals he cared for over the years. He loved his dogs and cats and passed that love of nature and animals on to his children. He proudly and eagerly started each and every morning taking care of his wife, son, and animals. He enjoyed his time working with Prattville’s Troop 25 having served as den leader and was an integral part of the pack and the troop. George also earned his Wood Badge in Boy Scouts. He loved hiking and camping and took the opportunity to camp with his boys. George took great pride in helping his sons become Eagle Scouts. George was a devout Greek Orthodox Christian and was on the Parish Council for numerous years and served as the President for several terms. George was a Sunday School and Youth leader at his Church. He enjoyed devoting his time to planning lessons and teaching Sunday school classes. George directed the GOYA youth group for years and drove the youth to various events such as serving lunch at the Salvation Army to the annual GOYA volleyball tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. His last Sunday, he enjoyed working in the altar with Father Paul. George was also a member and former President of AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) whose mission is to promote education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism. George lived the AHEPA mission and his love and support will be deeply missed by all.

Visitation will begin Tuesday January 22nd at 5:00 PM at Ridout's Prattville Chapel followed by 7:00 PM Trisagion (Greek Orthodox Church) Prayer Service in the funeral home chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday January 23rd at 10:00 AM at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Montgomery with Father Paul Lundberg officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memorial Gardens. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 1712 Mt. Meigs Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36107 or the Helen Keller Foundation 1201 11th. Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.

  • FAMILY

  • Janet Stathopoulos, Wife
  • John George Stathopoulos, Son
  • Vivian Barbara George Stathopoulos, Daughter
  • Chris George Stathopoulos, Son
  • Anastasia Davis, God Daughter
  • Chris Stathopoulos, Brother
  • Nick and Dina Stathopoulos, Brother and sister in law
  • Harry and Regina Stathopoulos, Brother and sister in law
  • Helen and Henry Brown, Sister and brother in law
  • Julia and Lee Newton, Sister and brother in law
  • and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • The Orthodox Greek Church of the Annunciation
  • The Helen Keller Foundation

Services

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REMEMBERING

George John Stathopoulos

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Wendy Katsiagianis

January 23, 2019

Our deepest condolences. Throughout his life, Chris (deceased 6/19/14), having no brothers or sisters, shared so very many fond and loving childhood memories of George and his wonderful siblings. You are blessed. May his memory be eternal.

Wendy & Constantinos Christos Katsiagianis

George Cumuze

January 23, 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing George through my church community. George was a kind man and he was devoted to his church and to his lovely family.
I want to offer my deepest sympathies to the family
George will be missed.
May his memory be eternal.

James Andros

January 22, 2019

I so remember from my youth summers spent in Charlotte with my cousins and their parents my aunt and uncle and one summer we were all in Myrtle Beach SC Cousin George was there he was so fun to be around ahhh the memories it all is now a part of who I am! Rest in Peace cousin George with the lord! And to my other cousins we will all strive forward with love and the knowledge that we are all here for each other!

Stacy Griffin

January 22, 2019

I did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Stathopoulos but I do have the greatest pleasure working daily with his daughter and she is a terrific person, friends and educator. So he must of been an amazing man to raise outstanding children. I am glad your in heaven and watching over your family from above. I hope to help your daughter through the days weeks and years to come as she learns the new normal of daily life without her lock g daddy. Rest In Peace sir. We love you Vivian !

chris copsis

January 21, 2019

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May God rest his soul and may his memory be eternal.
From our family to yours
Chris and Christine Copsis

Linda Fisher

January 21, 2019

Vivian, I am so very sorry your dad passed on. I have made so many acquaintances through Girl Scouts, and it saddens me when this happens. Know I will be thinking of and praying for you and your family.

Patrick Foshee

January 21, 2019

I met George at this past years Prattville-Stanhope Football game and sat next to him in the pouring rain waiting for the game to resume due to the weather. I could tell he had a great personality and we both took pleasure in yelling at the referees. When the Lions kicked the field goal to win the game we celebrated, and before I left he asked for my name and I asked for his, and it’s a name I won’t forget! It was great to have met George Stathopoulos!

Vivian Stathopoulos

January 21, 2019

You were the best daddy in the world. You did everything for us kids and mama. I love and miss you so much, daddy. It’s unreal.
-Kiki

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