Pete Douglas

April 20, 2019

Pete Douglas, age 69, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2019.  He was born on January 13, 1950 to the late Anastasios and Visaria Douglas in Meganisi, Lefkada, Greece.  He came to the United States in 1970 and married Helen Andrews one year later in Charlotte, NC.  They raised three happy and successful children together. Pete enjoyed traveling to Greece and spending time with his family and friends.  A lifelong restaurateur, Pete’s passion was in the kitchen.  He shared his talent volunteering at the Yiasou Greek Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral and St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church. He was a dedicated member at both churches.  His humble servitude was well known by his family, closest friends and parishioners.  

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Andrews Douglas; his children,  Tasos Douglas and George Douglas and his wife, Georgianne Douglas and Vickie Douglas Wixon and her husband, Dan Wixon; grandsons, Pete Wixon and Nicholas Wixon; sisters, Lula Andrews and Anna Koufaliotis and her husband, Tom Koufaliotis; cousins, Costa Vrettos and his wife, Bessie Vrettos, Maria Katopodis and her husband, Philip Katopodis, and Evangelia Konidaris and her husband, Zoi Konidaris; and several godchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his uncle, Nicholas Douglas. 

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, Attn: Kitchen Improvement Fund, 5108 Kuykendall Road, Charlotte, NC 28270. 

May his memory be eternal.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at



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  • Maryann Zitsos

    I knew Pete Douglas from St. Nektarios. Unfortunately I didn't get to know him well ,but I was always in awe of what he did for our community. He offered up his time and talent to cook wonderful meals for us that drew people in and he did it in such an efficient manner. This allowed the community of St. Nektarios, a culturally and ethnically diverse group of peopleto fellowship and bond together over his food. It was his priceless gift to us. In essence, it was his "ministry". He helped to make St. Nektarios the welcoming place it is today for so many. May his memory truly be eternal ! We will miss him so very,very much.
    Maryann Zitsos

  • Brian and Ashley Vandervort

    Vickie, Dan and family we are so sorry to hear of the sad news of your fathers passing. We send our love and prayers to you. I loved being able to meet your father he was a very kind man and I know he will be missed greatly.

  • Allyson Eakin

    Dear Tasos,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your father.
    His honor, integrity, and servant's heart lives on in you.
    Sending much love and prayers to you and your family during this time.

    Allyson Eakin

  • Rita Gallis Prassas

    My deepest condolences to the entire Douglas family. Mr Pete was a well loved member of the Charlotte Greek community, that I had the pleasure to grow up in and get to know the family. May his memory be eternal.

  • Dr. And Mrs. Dean Collias

    We will certainly miss Pete. We are saddened by his loss and send our prayers and sympathy to his family. Pete transcended generations in that he was a best friend to the late Nick Collias and a mentor to us. He was always jovial and giving of his time. He was eager to talk and was very astute. He will be sorely missed. May his memory be eternal.

  • Melody Karampourniotis

    Dear Pete,
    Thank you for always being a trust worthy confidant and friend. Thank you for all that you taught me and all of the very fond memories of working together. You gave of yourself without expectation to your church and to others around you. You brought joy with a kind word, a simple gesture, a joke or just simply giving of your time and efforts in a selfless manner. You will truly be missed.
    To Helen, Tasos, George and Vickie,
    I have no words to describe how deeply sadden we are by Pete's untimely passing. He was truly a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather to your family. He was so proud of all of you and he loved you all so very dearly. I pray for God's peace in your hearts and that you always remember his true love and dedication to your family. My deepest condolences to all of you.
    May his memory be eternal.

  • Peter Thevaos

    So sorry about Pete, what a fine man he was and an incredible cook. He was King in the kitchen. My sincerest sympathies to Helen and family. "Memory Eternal" and "Zoi Se Sas"

  • Michelle Kash

    I only called him Mr. Douglas as sign of respect for such a kind, loving, humble, hard working gentleman. I loved working with him in the kitchen for church functions. We had so many amazing life conversations and learned a great deal from him. My deepest condolences are with Mrs. Douglas, Tasos, George and Vickie and their families. He will be deeply missed- Memory eternal!

  • Carol

    Pete was the epitomy of "...the good and faithful servant..." Matthew 25:23. My heart goes out to Helen, Tasos, Vickie, George and their families. So many are blessed that Pete touched our lives. May his memory be everlasting.

  • Kim Braswell, Arianna & Summer Clewell

    Helen, Tasos, Vickie and George,
    We will miss Pete so very much. He brought such joy to so many. He was kind and giving and will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. He made me feel like a daughter. May his memory be everlasting. +

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