February 25, 1927 ~ January 12, 2023
Born in: Doliana Evrytania, Greece
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Jimmy Moutos reposed in the Lord on Thursday, January 12th, 2023, at the age of 95.
He was born on February 25, 1927, in Doliana Evrytania, Greece and was the son of parents John Moutogianni and Kaliopi Vastaki.
Jimmy came to America by ship to Ellis Island, NY around 1954 shortly before it permanently closed as an immigrant processing station. Upon arrival in the U.S. he worked for 3 years in Washington DC in restaurants. He then moved to Asheville, NC where he and his brother, the late Chris Moutos, got into the restaurant business together by purchasing a building on Tunnel Road and ran it as Acropolis. A year later they acquired the Mountaineer Court and later changed the Acropolis to a steak house, which Jimmy ran for another 30 or so years. Jimmy also owned and ran the Springwood Mobile Home Park for nearly 50 years.
In 1987, Jimmy married his wife, Angeliki, in Greece on the 18th of July. She was able to come to the United States in October of the same year.
Jimmy and Angeliki have been active members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and he even served as President of the Parish Council. Jimmy had a very philanthropic heart and it was his joy to help people throughout his life. He will be dearly missed by many, many people.
He is survived by his wife Angeliki, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and god-children.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Monday, January 16, 2023, at Groce Funeral Home, 856 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC 28805. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 17 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, presided over by Fr. Michael Diavatis. Interment will be at Green Hills Cemetery, 25 New Leicester Highway, Asheville NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.
Funeral Service: January 17, 2023 12:00 pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
227 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Burial: January 17, 2023 12:00 am
Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806