Dimitri BakogiannisFebruary 5, 1942 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 75)
Mr. Dimitri Bakogiannis, age 75, passed away, Friday, September 15, 2017, peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born February 5, 1942 in Peiraias, Greece, he was the son of the late Panagiotis and Fontini Mathe Bakogiannis. He moved to the United States in 1971, first living in Myrtle Beach, before moving to Florence. He became a resident of Bennettsville in 1982 and had owned and operated the Dairy Dream for the past 35 years.
Mr. Bakogiannis was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. He studied daily, writing and leading his family and friends to the truth that only through Christ, who was resurrected by His Father, can there be life eternal. It is in the hope of this resurrection we now live in.
Surviving are his wife Dimitra Katsanos Bakogianni; two sons, Lt. Col. Panos Christian Bakogiannis and wife Heather of Fuquay Varina, NC and Daniel Emannuel Bakogiannis and wife Janelle of Bennettsville; his sister Konstantia Korukoutas of Athens, Greece; two brothers Konstantinos Bakogiannis of Florence and George Bakogiannis of Athens, Greece, and five grandchildren, Ethan Dimitri Bakogiannis, Hayden William Bakogiannis, James Herbert Bakogiannis, David Christian Bakogiannis, and Margot Dimitra Bakogiannis.
He and Mrs. Mimi have stated they were always very blessed with being a part of this loving community and calling Bennettsville home.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Burroughs Funeral Home Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Bennettsville. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2017 at Burroughs Funeral Home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, 4 North Blount Street Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601 or online @www.alsnc.org, or to Hurricane Relief Funds of your personal choice in honor of Mr. Bakogiannis.
Online condolences may be made @ www.bfhbennettsville.com
Burroughs Funeral Home in honored to serve the Bakogiannis family.