Demetrios  Hasouris
Demetrios (Jimmy) Hasouris, age 85, of Huntsville, Texas, entered into rest, November 13, 2019 in his home after a long, relapsed battle with bladder cancer.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Pantelia Vionis Hasouris and parents, Aggeliki Efstathiou Hasouris and Ioannis Hasouris. He is survived by five children: Julie Sousa, Evelyn Hasouris-Turner, Angelique Tyra, John Zane Hasouris and Adriane Gifford; their spouses: James Sousa, Jr, Rodney Turner, Lester Tyra, III, and Paul Freeman. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Matthew K Powledge, Alexis-Pantelia Turner, Demitra Turner, James Sousa III, Ben Sousa, Demetrios Tyra, Pantelia "Lia" Tyra, Demetri Gifford, Thanasi Gifford; and his siblings: Ekaterina Sinodinou, Margarita Zamaria, Kostas Hasouris, and Maria Stellakis; and numerous relatives in the United States and in Greece.
Demetrios was born on October 31, 1934, in Exambela, Sifnos, Cyclades, Greece. He immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island at the age of 18 on August 16, 1952 to pursue the American Dream. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he also received his U.S. Citizenship while serving in the Korean Conflict. He earned several medals including National Defense Service and Good Conduct. Upon concluding his service in the U.S. Air Force, he joined the U.S. Merchant Marines. In 1964, he married his late wife, Pantelia, and ultimately settled down in Houston, Texas. There, he started his family and started his restaurant entrepreneurship (Lia's Drive Inn, 1966-2009). He enjoyed worshipping at St. Basil's Greek Orthodox Church and The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. He was a member of the Masonic lodges in Humble and Crockett, Texas.
The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Air Force never left him, as friends and family will attest. Demetrios loved hunting, fishing, traveling, bowling, and rooting for Houston's and his grandkids' teams.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:30 am with a funeral service to take place at 11:30 am at St. Basil the Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, Texas 77077 with a committal service to follow at 1:30 pm at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77038. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Lone Survivor Foundation, www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org, War Horses for Veterans, www.warhorsesforveterans.com, Fisher House Foundation, https://www.fisherhouse.org, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, http://agoc.org/donate/, or St. Basil Greek Orthodox Cathedral, http://agoc.org/donate/.
Published on November 15, 2019

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