William James Captain
William (Bill) James Captain, age 82, of Knoxville, passed away after a short illness at Tennova Residential Hospice Center. Bill came to this country in 1954 from Corinth, Greece. He was owner and operator of Sam and Andy's, Tennessean, Time Out Delis, Zorbas, and Vic & Bill's. He was an innovative man who was hardworking and dedicated to his family with a giving heart to all who knew him. He never met a stranger, and never let anyone go hungry. He was an icon of K-town for so many reasons, always willing to lend a hand. He will be held in hearts and memories of many.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sherry; and his 3 daughters, Kathi and husband Greg Bradley, of Charlotte, NC, Demetra VanWyk, of Nevada City, CA, and Angelia Captain Townsend, of Knoxville, TN; his four grandchildren, Dallas Townsend, Emilie Townsend, Szilas VanWyk, and Will Bradley; his brothers, Victor Captain and Gus Kapetanoplous; his sisters, Koula and Elena; his like a son and close friend, Bobby "Perfect" Ford; his esteemed first cousins, Gus Captain, George John Captain, John A. Captain, George Sam Captain, and George A. Captain; and a host of nieces and nephews all close to his heart.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel. Trisagion will be held Sunday at 7:00 p.m., at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel. Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919, with Rev. Fr. Anthony Stratis officiating. Family and friends will then proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for 1:00 p.m. interment. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bill's memory to the American Cancer Society www.donate3.cancer.org
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