by Ralph B. Davis
Harry E. Eleas, 88, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Harry was born September 23, 1924, in Alea, Greece, a son of the late Eleas and Helen Kapourales Eleas.
As a young man, in Greece, Harry was a shepherd, and later served in the Greek Army, after World War II. After coming to America in 1951, he lived in Williamson, where he worked with his cousins and uncles in several restaurants. He later made his home in Bristol, where he became owner/operator of The Virginia Café and later, Athen’s Steak House. Harry enjoyed farming and loved his assorted animals. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, Harry E. Eleas, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Speropulos Eleas; children, Louie Eleasl; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Eleas; daughter, Georgea Green and husband Paul, Chris Eleas and wife Kelly, Harry H. Eleas and Special Friend Christy Cain; grandchildren, Jonathan, Chris, Austin, Maria, Alexandra, Abigail, Sarah and Tucker; sisters, Lula, Despina and Angelo; several nieces and nephews
The funeral service for Mr. Eleas will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 150 Elizabeth Ann Circle, Bluff City, TN, with Father Anthony Stratis officiating. The committal service and interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Weaver Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be registered by visiting www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 630 Locust St., Bristol, TN 37620, 423-968-2111.
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