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Celebrating the life of
George J. Prappas
February 11, 1926 - November 01, 2015
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - Wednesday, November 04, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Burial
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • 1101 Antoine Drive (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77055

  • 713-682-3663
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Thursday, November 05, 2015
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
  • 3511 Yoakum Blvd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77006

  • 713-526-5377
  • Trisaigion Service
  • 6:30pm - Wednesday, November 04, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

My sincere condolences to the Prappas family. I met Mr. Prappas in 2000 and found him a thorough gentleman and a very competent lawyer.

Muhammad Akif, Houston, TX

Eva, We were so sorry to learn today from Nancy that your Father has died. We are really sorry for your loss and want you to know that you are all in our prayers. Nancy (Sr.)

Nancy and Davis H. Tucker, Houston, TX

I am deeply saddened by the news of Mr. Prappas passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Faye, Eva, Jeff, and family during this time of grief.

Sara Chic, Nacogdoches, TX

The Prappas Christmas parties were legendary. Faye and George always knew how to make people feel welcome in their home. I've had the luck to live near Eva for many years in Houston, Austin, Los Angeles and now back in Houston. I pray for Faye, Eva, Elaine and Anne during their time of loss and grief. Love, Shelley

Shelley Macdaniel Quillin, Houston, TX

As a friend of Eva since the 80s, I delighted in the times that she would tell me about her family. What a vibrant picture she would paint! Eva, your immense admiration and love for your Dad and Mom has always bubbled with enthusiasm. I pray for you now that you remember those wonderful stories and picture those fabulous days. Your Dad will be with you forever, in your heart. He, your family, and all whom he touched are blessed in thought and prayer. Love, Michelle

Michelle Riley, Savannah, GA

It was great knowing Mr.Prappas we love him sO much his going to be missed

Popoca Rodriguez, Houston, Tx

It was great knowing Mr.Prappas we love him sO much his going to be missed

Popoca Rodriguez, Houston, Tx

It was great knowing Mr.Prappas we love him sO much his going to be missed

Popoca Rodriguez, Houston, Tx

Mr. Prappas was my history teacher at Black Jr. High in Houston about 1961). What a great guy. He could have truly been called a 'character'. He would draw a boat on the blackboard ready to leave the dock and tell us which students were on the boat and which ones were 'missing the boat'. The semester that I took the class he said he wanted to run for cheerleader. He was also the coach of the 7th grade football team. I went out for the team and he assured all of us that the 'workouts are the hard part'. The world needs more people like Mr. Prappas. It has been a long time, but he's one of only a few teachers I remember well. A loss to the world.

Bill Pellerin, Houston, TX

My condolences to Faye. Elaine. Ann. Eva. And all the family I'm so so sad you all lost the best father. And I lost the best friend. He helped me a lot during years.

Seyed Emam, Houston , Tx

My condolences and love to you all.

Janet Schriever, Long Beach, Ca

Dear Faye, Eva, Jeff, Elaine and Anne, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief and loss; it is also a time of transition and George will no doubt be ascending to heaven on the fast-track straight-and-narrow. I will always remember George as part of the "Dad Pack" with a great laugh and sense of humor. Truly a fun spirit; may his soul Rest In Peace. ~ Gage

Gage Tarrant, Cranbrook, BC

Your family will always be special to Bob and I. The morning of your wedding to Jeff... Dad took Bob and I on a tour of Galveston. We hit all of his favorite places from coffee to lunch. A complete gentleman as always Nothing could have been better. All our Love to everyone, Kenn and Bob

Kenn Smiley, Los Angeles, Ca

August 1980 to November 1st 2015 long journey with George J Prappas. P: Perfact R: Relible A: Affectionate. P: Precious P: Profound A: Amiable S: Supportive as an Immigration Attorney many families became the US citizen For me Mr. GJP like my teacher, uncle immaterial of fact my family member I learned lots of good thing from him today he is not between us but his name will be in my good thought There will be no other like GJP

Mohammad Iqbal Badat (Ike), Houston, Texas

My sincerest love and condolences to the Prappas family. I have the utmost respect and never ending love for George and Faye Prappas. I met their daughter Eva in late '70's at Lamar High School in Houston, TX. Eva's spirit and beauty captivated me. This spirit I saw and continue to see is not only hers but also an extension of her parents and family. This light is eternal, this love is eternal. My prayers are with you all!

Melissa d'Attilio, Austin, TX

George was man with golden heart who strived to bring positive change. He was known to go beyond call of duty in helping people. His one liners were funny yet very apt descriptors. May his memory be eternal.

Kamran Siddiqui, Houston, TX

We are keeping all of the family in our prayers and thoughts during this time of sorrow, and also remembrances of your husband, father, grandfather and friend of many. Blessings to you all, with love. theresa and Les Prebilsky

Theresa Wyatt Prebilsky, Houston, tx

George J. Prappas passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89 on November 1, 2015.
Born February 11, 1926 in Detroit Michigan, he attended Eastern High School setting the school record for the 440-yard dash, which stood until 2011.
At the age of 18, George served as a sharp shooter in the 3rd Armored Division where he received a battlefield commission to Sergeant for fighting valiantly in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded three Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal WWII, Croix de Guerre Belgium, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), and The Presidential Citation Ribbon for outstanding service in combat.
George graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in History. He settled in Houston, Texas in 1953, where he taught history and coached football at F.M. Black Jr. High for 11 years.
He married the love of his life, Faye Abbott, on January 31, 1955, and rounded out his family with his three daughters, Anne, Elaine, and Eva. George attended South Texas College of Law, was licensed as an attorney in 1964 and practiced law for over fifty years until his recent illness. During the course of his legal career he tried civil litigation cases, prevailing in a number of them in the Supreme Court of Texas. The son of Greek Immigrants, George was proudest of building a successful immigration practice through which he helped countless others settle in the U.S.
George and Faye were firm believers in education and expanded their children’s knowledge through extensive travel. The family traveled across North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East building treasured and lasting memories.
George is survived by his loving wife, Faye Prappas, and beloved family, Anne and Robbin Clark, Elaine Prappas, Emily Blondeau, Eva Prappas and Jeff Kaiser, Clifton Gillock, Carlisle Gillock, Katherine Brown, Mary Prappas, James and Kitty Prappas and their children Michael and Katherine.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five until eight o’clock in the evening with a Trisagion Service starting at half past six o’clock on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, 1734 W. Alabama Street in Houston. The funeral service will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Boulevard in Houston. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those honored to serve as casket bearers during Thursday’s service are: James Prappas, Dimitri Millas, Bob Connor, MI Bodat, Kamran Siddiqui, and Jay Gillock.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054.

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My sincere condolences to the Prappas family. I met Mr. Prappas in 2000 and found him a thorough gentleman and a very competent lawyer.

Muhammad Akif, Houston, TX

Eva, We were so sorry to learn today from Nancy that your Father has died. We are really sorry for your loss and want you to know that you are all in our prayers. Nancy (Sr.)

Nancy and Davis H. Tucker, Houston, TX

I am deeply saddened by the news of Mr. Prappas passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Faye, Eva, Jeff, and family during this time of grief.

Sara Chic, Nacogdoches, TX

The Prappas Christmas parties were legendary. Faye and George always knew how to make people feel welcome in their home. I've had the luck to live near Eva for many years in Houston, Austin, Los Angeles and now back in Houston. I pray for Faye, Eva, Elaine and Anne during their time of loss and grief. Love, Shelley

Shelley Macdaniel Quillin, Houston, TX

As a friend of Eva since the 80s, I delighted in the times that she would tell me about her family. What a vibrant picture she would paint! Eva, your immense admiration and love for your Dad and Mom has always bubbled with enthusiasm. I pray for you now that you remember those wonderful stories and picture those fabulous days. Your Dad will be with you forever, in your heart. He, your family, and all whom he touched are blessed in thought and prayer. Love, Michelle

Michelle Riley, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Maria Leticia Popoca Rodriguez — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Kelley Bailey — Texas

It was great knowing Mr.Prappas we love him sO much his going to be missed

Popoca Rodriguez, Houston, Tx

It was great knowing Mr.Prappas we love him sO much his going to be missed

Popoca Rodriguez, Houston, Tx

It was great knowing Mr.Prappas we love him sO much his going to be missed

Popoca Rodriguez, Houston, Tx

Mr. Prappas was my history teacher at Black Jr. High in Houston about 1961). What a great guy. He could have truly been called a 'character'. He would draw a boat on the blackboard ready to leave the dock and tell us which students were on the boat and which ones were 'missing the boat'. The semester that I took the class he said he wanted to run for cheerleader. He was also the coach of the 7th grade football team. I went out for the team and he assured all of us that the 'workouts are the hard part'. The world needs more people like Mr. Prappas. It has been a long time, but he's one of only a few teachers I remember well. A loss to the world.

Bill Pellerin, Houston, TX

My condolences to Faye. Elaine. Ann. Eva. And all the family I'm so so sad you all lost the best father. And I lost the best friend. He helped me a lot during years.

Seyed Emam, Houston , Tx

My condolences and love to you all.

Janet Schriever, Long Beach, Ca

Candle tribute lit by Ken Ellis — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Ken Ellis — Texas

Dear Faye, Eva, Jeff, Elaine and Anne, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief and loss; it is also a time of transition and George will no doubt be ascending to heaven on the fast-track straight-and-narrow. I will always remember George as part of the "Dad Pack" with a great laugh and sense of humor. Truly a fun spirit; may his soul Rest In Peace. ~ Gage

Gage Tarrant, Cranbrook, BC

Candle tribute lit by Hashim Badat — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Aisha Badat — Texas

Your family will always be special to Bob and I. The morning of your wedding to Jeff... Dad took Bob and I on a tour of Galveston. We hit all of his favorite places from coffee to lunch. A complete gentleman as always Nothing could have been better. All our Love to everyone, Kenn and Bob

Kenn Smiley, Los Angeles, Ca

August 1980 to November 1st 2015 long journey with George J Prappas. P: Perfact R: Relible A: Affectionate. P: Precious P: Profound A: Amiable S: Supportive as an Immigration Attorney many families became the US citizen For me Mr. GJP like my teacher, uncle immaterial of fact my family member I learned lots of good thing from him today he is not between us but his name will be in my good thought There will be no other like GJP

Mohammad Iqbal Badat (Ike), Houston, Texas

Candle tribute lit by Vilma Varela & Family — Texas

My sincerest love and condolences to the Prappas family. I have the utmost respect and never ending love for George and Faye Prappas. I met their daughter Eva in late '70's at Lamar High School in Houston, TX. Eva's spirit and beauty captivated me. This spirit I saw and continue to see is not only hers but also an extension of her parents and family. This light is eternal, this love is eternal. My prayers are with you all!

Melissa d'Attilio, Austin, TX

Candle tribute lit by James halpin — California

Candle tribute lit by Melissa d'Attilio — Texas

Candle tribute lit by MOHAMMAD Iqbal Badat (Ike) — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Fahmida I Badat — Texas

George was man with golden heart who strived to bring positive change. He was known to go beyond call of duty in helping people. His one liners were funny yet very apt descriptors. May his memory be eternal.

Kamran Siddiqui, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Kamran Siddiqui — Texas

We are keeping all of the family in our prayers and thoughts during this time of sorrow, and also remembrances of your husband, father, grandfather and friend of many. Blessings to you all, with love. theresa and Les Prebilsky

Theresa Wyatt Prebilsky, Houston, tx


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