Peter Makris

Peter A. “Pete” Makris, 88, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, December 22, 2013. Born in Pine Bluff August 7, 1925, a son of the late Andrew George and Anastasia Zack Makris, he was reared in Pine Bluff and was a Pine Bluff High School graduate. Pete served in the United States Navy in World War II and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.

Returning to Pine Bluff, he joined Simmons First National Bank where he worked for several years. He joined his family business and managed MK Distributors for many years. Later, he worked for Arkansas Institutional Foods as a manager until his retirement.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Pine Bluff Rotary Club, Greenback Investors, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and the Sahara Shrine. He was a past member and president of the Pine Bluff Jaycees.

Survivors include his sister, Kula Makris Kumpuris of Little Rock; sister-in-law, Miriam J. Makris of Pine Bluff; six nieces and nephews, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brother, George A. Makris.

Services are Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Revered Dr. Walter Van Zandt Windsor officiating, directed by Ralph Robinson & Son, with a reception at the church following the service. Private interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. The family will be at 7 Arbor Dell in Pine Bluff.

Memorials are requested to Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 West Third Avenue, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601, or to the Anne McNair Kumpuris Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 North Mississippi, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Online register: