LEXINGTON, Ky. - John Chris Anggelis, 94, husband of 68 years to Frances Stone Anggelis, passed away January 9, 2013. Born January 7, 1919, in Domiani, Greece, he was a son of the late Patricia Collis and Christos Anggelis. John emigrated to Lexington, Kentucky at age 13. He attended schools in Lexington and graduated from Winchester High School. He was active and successful in the debate team and a member of First Christian Church during his time in Winchester. Upon graduation, he attended Kentucky Wesleyan College until his enlistment in the Army Air Corp. He served in the Army during World War II where he attained the rank of Captain. After the close of World War II, he graduated from UK with an A.B. Degree and a Juris Doctorate. He was engaged in the practice of law for over 50 years and in 1999, received the Henry Duncan Award in recognition of his distinguished personal and professional conduct. John also served the state of Kentucky as a senator. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church
where he served on the Administrative board, the building committee, and taught the Fidelis Sunday School Class for many years. He was also a member of Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church where he chaired the Parish Council and was a member of the order of Ahepa. For 20 years, John was a member of the Archdiocese Council of North and South America, and was elected a Archon which is the highest honor a lay person can attain. He was active in numerous organizations among those the Ford Philpot Evangelic Association, the foundation for United Methodist students, the Kentucky Methodist Home and the Board of Union College.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia and Vassiliki; and his brother, Nick.
Additional survivors are two daughters, Constance Stone Anggelis and Virginia Morris Anggelis; four grandchildren, Joseph Christopher Stone and his wife Julie, and Helen Elizabeth Newman and her husband Jared; two great grandchildren, William Christopher Stone and Lauren Anne Stone; two sisters in law; three nephews; three nieces; and other relatives.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday in the chapel at Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Rd. with a private burial. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Friday at Kerr Brothers – Main St. with a Trisagion service at 7:00 PM.
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