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Harry George Speliopoulos Spell

Harry George Speliopoulos Spell
  • June 24, 1931 - February 11, 2021
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lie of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity
    Building Fund
    30 Race Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • Parkinson's Disease Support Group
    141 Billowing Sails Street
    Summerville, SC 29486

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“Lucy, You and you family are in our thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure seeing Harry participant here at the Lowcountry Senior Center. I will...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Aleshia Parrish - Charleston, SC

“Georgia, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Braddock

“Lucy, Georgia, and Harry, my sincerest condolences to you all and your family. The service was lovely and so very peaceful. Harry was such a lovely...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Marigo Ruch - Cincinnati, OH

“Lucy, Georgia, and Harry Jr.: So sorry to hear about Harry's passing. He always made me laugh. I will never forget his story about being told by a...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Siokos

“Lucy, we are so very sorry to read about Harry. Our sympathy goes out to you and the family. Harry was such a good and kind man. Our thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mandy & George Geils - Charleston, SC

“Lucy and Family: So sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal. (Irene Gianaris´s daughter, Betty.) Sincerely, Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos and...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Gianaris Kleopoulos

“Toula and I were saddened to read about Harry's death. We will keep the family in our prayers and hope that he has been greeted by angels in heaven. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: charles wlliams - MT PLEASANT, SC

“I am sorry to hear about Mr Spell. Kind, Thoughtful and caring man to everyone. May his memory be eternal. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Estacia Redman

“Dear Lucy & family: We were saddened to read of Harry's death in today's newspaper. I knew him for a very long time. He was a fine gentleman, a...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Lee Lavelle - Charleston, SC

“Very fond memories from my childhood and beyond of one of my Dad's best friends. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Costa DeLuca - Summerville, SC

“Lucy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I hope that you all will find peace and smile as you remember the good times. I know you...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Joanie Rugheimer Clute


Harry George Speliopoulos Spell of Charleston, SC, husband of Lucy Stupenos Spell, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Harry was the heart of his family and will always be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, and humility.

Harry was born on June 24, 1931 at Baker Sanatorium in Charleston. He was son of the late Eleni Gianaris Speliopoulos and George John Speliopoulos who immigrated to the United States from Kalavrita, Greece in the early twentieth century. Harry grew up on Rutledge Avenue and graduated from Charleston High in 1950. He attended the University of South Carolina, graduating in 1954 with a degree in Business Administration.

A true entrepreneur, Harry opened the Western Auto franchise on James Island in 1962. He later founded a self-storage business on Maybank Highway. Harry was a lifelong member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Charleston, where he served on the Parish Council and as a volunteer for many years. He served as President of the Plato Chapter No. 4 of Order of AHEPA (American Hellenic Education Progressive Association) and was instrumental in establishing the chapter's college scholarship funds.

In his retirement, Harry became an avid cyclist. He and Lucy took numerous bike trips together, and most notably he celebrated his 70th birthday with a cross-country ride. When he was not traveling, he enjoyed spending time with his six grandchildren, who will forever remember their many adventures with their Papou.

Harry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucy; his daughter, Georgia Spell Kliossis of Charleston; his son, Harry Spell, Jr. (Dena) of Atlanta, GA; son-in-law, Nick Demos of Atlanta, GA; his grandchildren: Lukia Kliossis, Nicholas Kliossis (Martha), Johnny Demos, Elana Spell, Eleni Demos, and Alexis Spell. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Spell Demos and his brother, John George Speliopoulos.

The family would like to thank Harry's caregivers and Roper Hospice for their compassionate care.

Due to Covid precautions, the funeral service will be private. The service may be viewed Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. by visiting https://youtu.be/aXXiFxcI3Gc​. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity Building Fund, 30 Race Street, Charleston, SC 29403 or the Parkinson's Disease Support Group, 141 Billowing Sails Street, Summerville, SC 29486.