Prince Gengiz Nazim Efendi, 75, of Greensboro, NC, passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at New Hanover Hospital in Wilmington, NC. He was born November 20, 1939 in Cairo, Egypt to Turkish parents.Gengiz received his primary education at the English School in Cairo and his secondary schooling in Lebanon, where he graduated from the National College of Choueifat in 1958.
A prince of the Ottoman Empire, he arrived in the United States in February 1960 and subsequently obtained his U.S. citizenship. Once graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1965, he began his career with TWA and was the founder of Texas Star Express which he sold to EPES Transport. He later relocated to Greensboro and started EPES Logistics at the request of Al Bodford, owner of EPES Transport. He worked there until his retirement in November 2011.Gengiz was an active member of his community serving as a mentor for First T Leadership, a program for youth in High Point, NC. He was an avid volunteer for the Greensboro Police Department and a member of the Greensboro Police Department Alumni Association. Gengiz was also a member of the Board for UNC Transportation. Most importantly, Gengiz was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his mother Peri, father Mehmed and stepfather Mithat. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Nazim, his son Eric and daughter Aysha, three stepchildren and ten grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by them all.A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Monday. November 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Forbis and Dick Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.forbisanddick.com. The family will receive friends at the home, 6604 Lakebend Way, Greensboro, NC, 27410.
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