George Pete Tampas
- October 14, 1933 - February 23, 2012
- Knoxville, Tennessee
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We are thinking of you during this time of sorrow. Kael wanted me to say that he will miss "his George". We love you!
Abbey and Chad
1 of 14 | Posted by: Abbey and Chad Cupp and family - TN
“Sorry to hear of your loss. George was a great friend and pal of mine. I will always remember the great times we had at our liquor store (ADOBE) but...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Bud and Jeannie Howard - TN
“Deepest sympathies to you. Coach was well loved and will be missed by all.
3 of 14 | Posted by: Philip Vavalides
I am so sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing George on the porch, Carleigh especially always talked about her friend George and was...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: The Tilson Family - KNoxville, TN
“We are praying for you and sorry for your loss. If you need anything please do not hesitate to call.
5 of 14 | Posted by: Wayne and Jo Doster - Powell, TN
“I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your memories sustain you during this time of grief. Please know that you are in my thoughts.
6 of 14 | Posted by: Renata Krumm - Knoxville, TN
“I am sorry to hear of Mr. Tampas' passing. Charlotte, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sending all of you love during this...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Helma-Jane Fawver - TN
“Dear Elizabeth and Charlotte,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and husband. He was an impressive man, and I know that he will be...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Broadhead - Knoxville, TN
“Charlotte and family,
So sorry to hear of Georges passing. Stay strong in your faith. Love to all.
9 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy and Doug Freels - TN
“Tony, So sorry for your loss. Just know your in my thoughts and prayers. Lonna
10 of 14 | Posted by: Lonna. Gray
“Sorry of your loss
11 of 14 | Posted by: juanita roberts and rebecca voiles - TN
“Charlotte & family, I want to extend my sympathy for your loss. He was a great guy and I was proud to know him through the years.
12 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Day - Knoxville, TN
“Charlotte and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know George has fought a long hard battle. I have always thought of you all as part of...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Polston Anderson - Joelton, TN
“George was a great guy and friend. When he was 20, he coached, with my father, a little league baseball team on which I played at Chilhowee Park....Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Ross Greene - Peachtree City , GA
Tampas, George P. – age 78, of Knoxville, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012. He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church all his life. George coached the Church GOYA basketball team during the 70's and 80's. He was a U.S. Army Veteran from 1956 – 1958. In March 2007 George was inducted into the National Football Coaches Hall of Fame. He was a staunch supporter of amateur athletics in the Knoxville Area. George had coached many young players at East High School, Austin East High School, Rule High, and Carter Middle. As an East High Graduate he walked on the University of Tennessee Football team in 1954. George was a salesman for B&T Distributorship for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete Tampas and Helen Cavalaris Tampas. George is survived by his wife of 50 years, Charlotte, along with his children, Pete, Greg, Tony, and Elizabeth; daughters-in-law, Dayna, JoAnna, and Cathy; son-in-law, David Dixon; 10 grandchildren. George's family would like to give a special thanks to the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for all their kindness. Funeral Service will be Tuesday 11:00 am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church with Father Anthony Stratis officiating. Family and friends will immediately follow the service in a procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for the interment. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with a Trisagion Prayer Service at 8:00 pm. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com