Dimitrios Skotidas

Obituary of Dimitrios Skotidas

Dimitrios “Jimmy” Skotidas, 75, of Concord, passed away December 22, 2023. Born July 25, 1948, in Athens, Greece, he was the son of the late Constantinos and Alexandra Skotidas. Jimmy is survived by the love of his life, Christine; children Dean Skotidas of Cary and Faye Skotidas of Mooresville; brother Tom Skotidas of New York, and many more loving families from the United States and Greece. Jimmy came to the United States in 1965. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1968-1970. He met the love of his life in 1971 where he would soon create the most beautiful relationship known, marrying Christine in 1972 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Never separated for 51 years. The two lived in New York with family for a few years to eventually settle in Concord, NC where they created a family of four. “Jimmy the Greek” as he was known in town, went on to work side by side with his wife to build a successful business together that provided for his family and taught his children valuable life skills and lessons. His love of classic automobiles came at an early age, which turned into a lifetime hobby of enjoying the drive to showing his lineup at auto shows and meeting others with the same interest. He loved everything to be neat and beautiful and that showed in his home and his landscaping that he and his wife proudly maintained themselves up till his passing. After retirement, he was able to start playing golf several times per week and enjoyed entering charity tournaments with his golf buddies. Jimmy always knew the importance of staying active and that showed in him always being on the go to take care of daily necessities, help others in need, meet up with friends to have breakfast. He was a lover of life and new experiences, always wanting to know how and why. He exposed us all to the best so we could learn and enjoy with him. Anyone you talk to will always say, he was always young at heart and was the easy person to talk with for advice or a laugh, treating everyone the same. Baba was the best father God could have ever sent us to grow, learn and be loved by. Our dad always stood by us proudly. We will never forget you and all your love you provided. Agape Mou, Baba we miss you so much already. May you be resting with your parents, friends and beloved pets that have gone before. We have faith you are with God, and we will see you again in Heaven. The family will receive friends from 10am to 11am on Friday, December 29, 2023, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28203 with services at 11am. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service 1111 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions in memory of Jimmy be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and St. Jude. Online condolences may be made at www.HankinsandWhittington.com
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