The Milton C. Antonakos Jr. Family
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Milton "Melet," Kim, Olivia, Mills, and Ana Antonakos went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2013.
The Antonakos family shared a deep faith and were very active members of Christ Church Episcopal.
Milton "Melet" Antonakos Jr.
Melet, 53, was born in Anderson, son of the late Milton Constantine and Betty Dye Antonakos.
He graduated from Clemson University where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and was a software sales entrepreneur.
He enjoyed Clemson sports, playing golf, spending time at the lake, and coaching basketball.
Melet is survived by nieces, Angela McCown Welker and her husband Chancy Lee Welker, Maria Catherine McCown Robinette and her husband Justin Robinette; a grandnephew; and pets, Oakly and Midnight.
Melet was a devoted, father, uncle, and a beloved friend to all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Mary Jane McCown and nephew, Matthew McCown.
Kimberley Carol Clayton Antonakos
Kim, 44, born in Greenville, daughter of Wayne Clayton, his wife Joyce, and the late Judy Ridgeway Clayton.
Kim graduated from Clemson University and formerly worked as a CPA at Ernst and Young and the City of Greenville. She particularly enjoyed participating in the Bible study at Christ Church. She was active in the PTA at Sara Collins Elementary School and was past president of the PTSA.
Kim's children showed respect and love for their mother, but she was also looked upon as a friend. If she didn't have time to do things with or for her children, she always made time when asked to do things at school or for the community. She was never too tired or too busy.
Kim was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and aunt.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her sister, Ashley Clayton Underwood and her husband Tracey and nephew Ridgeway Underwood.
Olivia Jane Antonakos
Olivia, 16, born in Greenville, was a rising Junior at JL Mann High School where she was first in her class, Secretary on Student Council, and a member of the varsity basketball team. She also played AAU basketball for the Phenoms.
Olivia was not only a beautiful person, she had a wonderful smile and personality. She never met a stranger and had love and respect for everyone.
Milton "Mills" Antonakos , III
Mills, 14, born in Greenville, was a rising freshman at JL Mann High School where he was on the varsity swim team. He was President of the Student Body at Beck Academy and played AAU basketball for the Warriors. Mills played for the Christ Church basketball team for many years before moving to the Beck basketball team. He had a spirit of perseverance that drove him to success on the basketball court, soccer field, and in the pool. Mills was also a devoted participant of the Christ Church Acolyte Ministry.
He had a dry sense of humor and a tremendous personality that could make anyone fall in love with him. Anastacia "Ana" Antonakos
Ana, 11, born in Greenville, was a rising sixth grader at Beck Academy. She was an All-star student at Sara Collins Elementary and loved soccer, basketball, and baking.
Ana made friends with everyone she met, and those who knew her were blessed to call her a friend. Her smile and infectious personality made her easy to love. She was a true encourager and motivator to all.
All children were deeply devoted to the Gower Swim Team and community.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Episcopal. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon Street, Greenville, SC 29605; Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607; Christ Church Episcopal, 10 North Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601; or the
Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel
6710 White Horse Road Greenville, SC 29611
Published in The Greenville News on July 14, 2013