By Kim Swindell Wood | September 30, 2017 2:18 pm
Funeral service for Jim Dakouvanos, 73, of Cookeville, will be held at noon, Oct. 2, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4905 Franklin Pike, in Nashville. Interment will be 3 p.m., Oct. 2, at Cookeville City Cemetery. Fr. Gregory Hohnholt will officiate.
The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Oct. 1, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, and 11 a.m.-noon, Oct. 2, at the church.
Mr. Dakouvanos died suddenly, on Sept. 29, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, in White County.
He was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Agia Paraskevi Conitsis, Greece, to Yanni Dakouvanos and Alexandra Stratsianh Dakouvanos. He attended school in Greece and served as a member of the Greek military.
Mr. Dakouvanos moved to America, in 1975, along with his newlywed wife, Angela. He had a lifelong passion for cooking and worked in various restaurants. He and his family operated Gondola’s Pizza House, in Cookeville, 1986-2002. He opened Yanni’s Grille, in Sparta, in 2000, and worked together with his family to build a successful restaurant. He was a hard worker and especially enjoyed interacting with his customers.
Mr. Dakouvanos was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, in Nashville.
He is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Angela Hatoupis Dakouvanos; sons and daughter-in-law, Alex Dakouvanos, of Cookeville, John and Nikki Dakouvanos, of Cookeville; grandchildren (his pride and joy) Ava and Alex Dakouvanos, of Cookeville; and three brothers and three sisters, all of Greece.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements.