Frank Regas

Obituary of Frank George Regas

Frank G. Regas

August 2, 1935 to February 17, 2023

On February 17, 2023, Frank G. Regas left this earth, surrounded by love, for his heavenly journey at the age of 87. He was a loving father, papa, husband, foodie, restaurateur, entrepreneur, leader and friend. From the beginning, Frank loved family, food, his restaurants, God, and all people.

To his family, he devoted his love and attention to all the powerful life lessons - to love, to forgive, to be kind, to give, to believe, to persevere, to try, to fail and try again, to be you, to live and to find happiness in every situation. 

To his family and friends, he was always eager to lend a helping hand, light up a room and inspire others through his charisma, knowledge, cheerful smile and kind actions.

In business, he committed his entire life to the food business, including Regas Restaurant, Grady's Goodtimes, Wendy's, Papa Johns and others. He received many recognitions and honors in the restaurant industry for his knowledge and leadership. He also served on boards for large restaurant chains and opened his own commissary to serve grocery stores, airlines and others.

He was preceded in death by his parents George Regas and Penny Lingdon. Frank is survived by his wife, Lyn Regas; children, Michael Regas and Elizabeth Regas McChrystal; grandchildren, Jennifer McChrystal, Logan Regas and Tucker Regas; a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

In Florida, the family will receive friends on Friday, February 24th from 1pm to 2pm with a memorial prayer to immediately follow at 2pm at Beach Funeral Home in Indian Harbour Beach.

In Tennessee, the funeral service will be held on March 2nd at 11am at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville, TN, followed immediately by the internment and memorial service. 

Memorials in Frank’s name may be made to National Alzheimer’s Association,, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, or the Humane Society, Online condolences may be made through Beach Funeral Home

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Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Friday, February 24, 2023
Beach Funeral Home - East
1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, March 2, 2023
St George Greek Orthodox Church
4070 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Followed immediately by the interment and memorial service.
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