Jimmie George Stathakos

August 1, 1930 - April 22, 2020
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Jimmie George Stathakos, 89, departed this life on April 22, 2020. BOI August 1, 1930, he left at age 15 to join the US Marine Corps where he served honorably for almost 10 years, attaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. He served with the Fleet Marine Forces, Tsingtao, China, the Korean Conflict where he performed duties at the Chief of Staff level G-3 Operations, 1st Marine Air Wing, Japan, Guam & Hawaii as well as the East & West Coast Marine bases. He received his Honorable Discharge for reasons of service-connected disabilities in 1954. Upon returning home, resumed & completed his education at Ball High School & Business College. He then worked for the Santa Fe Railroad.

In 1955, he visited his parents’ birthplace in Sparta, Greece where he met & married his beloved wife Stavroula after a 1-month courtship. Little did he know the correspondence with his Grandmother served as an 8-year courtship. She shared his pictures & letters with Stavroula who knew from the age of 13 she was going to marry him.

Upon returning to Galveston, he began working for SP Railroad & then Stone Forwarding Company, Inc. where he remained for the next 40 years until his retirement as Vice President & Director in 1996. He served on the Parish Council of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church as President for 16 years as well as many other capacities. He also served as the Charter Secretary/Treasurer of the Seamen’s Center. He was a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans as well as a member of the Marine Corps League Detachment #688.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his Beloved Wife of 64 years, Stavroula, his three daughters, Aggelike Geeker & husband Spyro, Anastasia Donoghue & husband/godson Robert, Georgia Deatherage & husband Todd. His grandchildren Alexandria Barnes, Maya Leisey, Michael Geeker, Katy & Joseph Deatherage. His brother John Stathakos, brother & sister in law; Konstantinos & Nikoleta Menakake, sister in law Panagiota Andrexaki & Goddaughter Ekaterini Kakouros. He will also be missed by his numerous cousins, nephews, nieces & dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George & Aggelike Stathakos, step-mother, Aggelike Stathakos & brother Sam Stathakos.

The Trisagion & Funeral service shall be held at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Monday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Father Stelios Sitaras & Father Thomas Colyandro. Due to COVID-19, the service will be private for family only. However, please join livestreaming of the funeral service and graveside service using the following links: Funeral service https://youtu.be/WM8G_K5mYbI Graveside service: https://youtu.be/K3FLJVrhGZw.

Pallbearers are Spyro, Robert, Todd, Michael & Randy Carrasco.

He will be placed to rest at the Serbian Orthodox Cemetery in Galveston.

The family kindly requests in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in his loving memory to one of the following;
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Avenue H, Galveston, Texas 77550 or Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery, 2191 Twin Sisters Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070.

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Born: August 1, 1930
Died: April 22, 2020

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Elaine Mitrovich posted on 5/1/20

Memory Eternal Dear Jimmie!

 

Floribeth De Ntovas posted on 4/30/20

We are deeply sorry for your loss Angela Geeker. We pray to God to give you the confort that you and your family need in this difficult moment. May his memory be eternal. Father Dimitrios Ntovas and Presb. Floribeth De Ntovas.❤️

 

Leonora Botero posted on 4/27/20

I am very sorry for your loss Angela Geeker. May God give you the strength and comfort that you need at this time. Many blessings to you and all your family always! With love, Leonora Botero

 

Kathryn Deatherage posted on 4/27/20

Joe and I love and miss you, Papou. Even though we cannot be at your service today physically our hearts and spirits are present with the rest of the family. We will miss your stories and unending kindness. Until we meet again. Love Forever, Kathryn and Joseph Deatherage

 

John E. Rice posted on 4/27/20

I joined Biehl & company-Galveston in 1962 as a young man of 21. Jimmie was then with Stone Forwarding Company. While he was no nonsense, he was very tolerant and patient with this young man who was learning the business of international shipping and trading. He was a valuable contributor to my business education. I have never forgotten his kindness. Jimmie was one of the most respected gentlemen in our business. We are all better for his time with us. My thoughts are with all of you in his Family. John E. Rice Houston, Texas

 

Panayiotis and Merja Tambourides posted on 4/27/20

Our sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May his Memory be Eternal 🙏✝️

 

Tosca Arbelaez posted on 4/26/20

Sending hugs and prayers your way for you Angela, your mom and all your family. We are very sorry about your dad’s death. I hope the good memories you have of him will comfort you in the days ahead. I know the hardest part of loosing our loved parent isn’t having to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. But, I know God will provide the comfort, consolation and peace that he can only give during this difficult time. We Love you, Gonzalo, Tosca, Isabel and Sandra

 

The Donoghue Family posted on 4/25/20

Dear Beautiful Stathakos Family, we love you and grieve with you. We love Jimmie and are so sad at his leaving us. Like you, we will miss his gentle, loving, and funny spirit so much. He loved Tommy, Catherine and Johnny as if he were their Pappous, especially after Grandpa died. (And Voula, you have done the same as their adoptive Yiayia.) We are blessed to be family. Our hearts ache with yours. They are only lifted through the love and resurrection of Christ ~ so we know we will be together with Jimmie again through Jesus. We love you! Your Joseph, Mary-Lee, Tommy, Catherine and Johnny XO

 

Jackie Picard posted on 4/25/20

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

 

Janelle Kershaw Achord posted on 4/24/20

My heartfelt condolences to the family. I graduated from BHS with Georgia.

 

Bob and Lynn Winget, Justin and Kensey posted on 4/24/20

Jimmy was a fine gentleman and know how much he loved his family Many great memories and how lucky to have known him

 

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