Remembering Former Chairman of the County Commission Pete Liakakis 1932 – 2022
Peter (“Pete”) Antonio Liakakis left for his last “important” meeting on April 14, 2022 while surrounded by family at home.
According to Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors in Savannah, Peter (“Pete”) Antonio Liakakis left for his last “important” meeting on April 14, 2022 while surrounded by family at home.
Vibrant politician Pete Liakakis has done everything from serve as Burt Reynolds’s personal bodyguard to host his own radio show. Pete loved being a civil servant, and he loved Savannah. In 2015, he stepped down as Chairman of the County Commission, but the Chairman — or just “Pete,” as most called him — was always a force of nature when it comes to getting things done for people, and he dominated the county political scene for decades. It hardly seems possible that this larger-than-life character is no longer with us.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church.
Pete Liakakis was featured in South magazine’s Dec/Jan 2012 issue.
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