Lee Plakiotis

August 19, 1941 - September 9, 2019
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Limberis (Lee) Plakiotis, age 78, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away unexpectedly at 6:42Pm on September 9, 2019.

Lee was born on August 19, 1941 in Ios, Greece. He was the third child of John and Marousa Plakiotis. He finished sixth grade in school and went straight to work at the eyeglass factory at 12 years old.  He has been working hard ever since.  Lee came to the United States in 1962, he arrived by boat and disembarked carrying his suitcase and a bird cage with his pet canary inside.  Lee went straight to work at his brother’s diner washing dishes and it didn’t take him long to teach himself to speak, read and write English. He worked hard learning all he could working up from the dishwasher to cook, then he trained to become a pastry chef. In 1968, Lee and his brother, Gus, purchased the Colonial Diner, a 95-seat capacity which they turned into a 200-seat capacity. It became a landmark on Route 1 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Lee became a naturalized citizen on March 12, 1974 and he has always been proud of his adopted country. Lee and his brother were partners for many years and through many business ventures. Lee really enjoyed horse racing and he loved every aspect of the noble sport.  He built Golden Creek Farm from an old cow farm to a respectable boarding, breeding and training facility. His dream had always been to have a Kentucky Derby winner, unfortunately that dream did not come true.  In 1996, Lee and his brother Gus sold everything in New Jersey and purchased Super Day Express, again working together for a few years before Lee bought out his brother and became sole owner of Super Day.  Lee is the mastermind behind this successful business. He has worked hard, taught his family everything he could, building another landmark business here in Florida.

Lee loved the Lord, he accepted Jesus as his Savior in 1987.  If you knew Lee, He has shared this with you in one form or another!  He also loved his family; they were all important to him.  Then he loved his community where he developed many lasting and strong friendships.  Lee had a large presence and big heart and he will be missed my so many, especially his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years; Kim (Webster-Way); his three sons, John (mother Yvonne Plakiotis) and his wife, Amber and their two children, Lilah and Gabriel; Jarred and his wife, Kristi and their son, Caleb and Tristan, his girlfriend Kristen and their daughter, Lilly and Tristan’s son, Logan from his marriage to Brandy. He also leaves behind sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews, great- nieces and nephews and cousins both in the United States and Greece.  Lee was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marousa, both his brothers, Constantine “Gus” Placiotis, Steve Plakiotis and his former wife, Linda Cassianni whom he loved so dearly.

A visitation for Lee will be held from 1:00PM-3:00PM and 5:00PM-7:00PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Sonrise Baptist Church, 11050 Wilmington Blvd in Englewood, Florida 34224. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lee’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  Farley Funeral Home in North Port is handling the arrangements. Please share prayers, condolences and memories with the family at www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

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Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sonrise Baptist Church

Address:

11050 Wilmington Blvd
Englewood, Florida 34224

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sonrise Baptist Church

Address:

11050 Wilmington Blvd
Englewood, Florida 34224

 

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Born: August 19, 1941
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April Chattinger posted on 9/16/19

Dear friend, you may be in a better place but you will never be forgotten. May God comfort & console dear Kim, your family & friends to a time when the pain in their hearts they are now feeling, will turn into beautiful memories you have shared together. Love, Paul & April Chattinger

 

Jeff and Christie Keyser posted on 9/16/19

We are deeply honored and blessed to have known Lee. He was a blessing in our life, and we will forever carry him in our heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Ashley Walters posted on 9/15/19

In memory of Lee Plakiotis, Ashley Walters lit a candle

 

Ashley Walters posted on 9/15/19

Thank you ;)

 

Bob Lugari posted on 9/15/19

Your kind words, acceptance and friendliness you always shared with me and to my family will surly be missed. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever... Wishing Kim and Family much peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

mike and sylvia, susan and chris hutton posted on 9/15/19

God Bless you, my Greek brother. You will be sorely missed by the Hutton family. So many great memories over 25+ years!

 

Jenn aka Little one posted on 9/15/19

It was a pleasure working with you at Super Day you always gave great advice when we spoke you were the best boss how greatly you will be missed. Rest in peace. My heart breaks for the family. You all are in my thoughts.

 

Tabitha posted on 9/14/19

You were like a father to so many, including myself. You truely will be missed, but I look forward to the glorious day we meet again. Your words of wisdom will always be near.

 

Carol Hamp-Robejsek posted on 9/14/19

Rest in Peace Lee. You were such a wonderful man. Thank you for taking such good care of my husband, Tim Robejsek and our family over the years. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family. Love and hugs, The Robejsek family- Tim, Carol, Royanna and Cassidy

 

Carol Hamp-Robejsek posted on 9/14/19

Rest in Peace Lee. You were such a wonderful man. Thank you for taking such good care of my husband, Tim Robejsek and our family over the years. You will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies to his family. Love and hugs, The Robejsek Family-Tim, Carol, Royanna & Cassidy

 

Marc and Diann Kroeger posted on 9/13/19

Always supportive of the south gulf cove yacht club, will not be forgotten! Prayers to all the family.

 

John and Carol McGuire posted on 9/13/19

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

 

Joe & Sue Cooper posted on 9/13/19

Lee, your are going to be so missed, no words will cover how much we loved you.

 

Deni Grimes posted on 9/13/19

We will miss Lee and his presence at SuperDay. He always made me laugh when he was trying to act grumpy as he could never really fool me. Under that gruff demeanor was a heart of gold. He will be sorely missed. RIP Lee..until we meet again. ❤️

 

Jason Stevens posted on 9/13/19

Thanks for having New England style pizza in Florida. Also appreciated your hospitality at Superday and at your personal home. Rest In Peace my friend, you having truly earned it. Thoughts and prayers to the Plakiotis family.

 

Bryan And Melanie Boozan posted on 9/13/19

God rest his soul..he was a champion in his life and was the American dream! He was a mentor to me n also a big brother! I will never forget what he taught me! Kim I’ll always be around if you need! To his family he loved all of you so much he made sure he tried to protect you all! He was a great man,My heart is broken with you all! May you all find peace knowing he’s out of pain and his sickness has ended..I pray for all of you..god speed..

 

Fran Norton posted on 9/12/19

Dearest Kim & family, Geoff, I Mom & Teri are heartbroken at the loss of Lee. He was bigger than life so to speak & could never imagine his passing. I cannot imagine the loss for you. I think you know you have many who love you & will be there in a heartbeat- just ask. We love you Kim. Blessing to you and all those whose lives he has touched here on earth. Much Love, Fran, Geoff & Teri Norton & Terry Lyons

 

Clif and Becky posted on 9/12/19

Our prayers of comfort and strength for you and your family, Kim. We loved Lee and are so very thankful he was a dear friend. We love you and are here for you.

 

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