Donald G. Sours, 84, of Green Springs, OH passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Bellevue Hospital. He was born on May 31, 1930 in McCutchenville, OH, the son of Thurman and Marietta (Swerlein) Sours. He was a 1948 graduate of Green Springs High School.
Don married Phyllis J. Sieger on March 5, 1948 in Green Springs and she survives. Don and Phyllis own and operated the Sohio Station from 1951 to 1987 when it became the BP Station from 1987 to present.
Don was a member of Green Springs United Methodist Church, Shriners Club, Masons 32nd Degree, Lions Club, Eagles, Moose and Stem Town Historical Society. He joined the Green Springs Volunteer Fire Department in 1948 and served as their Fire Chief for thirty-two years, retiring in 1990. He received the NOVFA Meritorious Service Award in 1992. Don was Past President of Northwest Volunteer Fireman’s Association and also served on their Board of Directors. He was a former member of the Clyde-Green Springs School Board and current President of the Green Springs Village Council. Don was inducted into the Green Springs Hall of Fame in 1985.
Don truly loved the village of Green Springs and he showed this in many ways, not only by helping out with various organizations but by simply helping out any individual in need. He had a very strong personality but was very compassionate. He most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.
Don is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Phyllis J. Sours; daughters, Linda Deel, Kim (Bill) Thiessen and Jakki (John Jr.) Branski, all of Green Springs, OH; grandchildren, Jami (Dave) Bettinger and Jason (Amy) Deel both of Green Springs, OH, Jessica (Justin) Anderson, Clyde, OH, Traci (Tom) Jadlos, North Royalton, OH, Kari (Kristopher) Krupp, Pt. Clinton, OH, Ben (Andrea) Thiessen and Brenton (Amber) Thiessen both of Clyde, OH, John (Loren) Branski III, Green Springs, OH, Jenna (Kevin) Parzych, Chicago, IL and Jarad Branski, Clyde, OH; great grandchildren, McKenzi and DeLaini Bettinger, Quintin and Karli Deel, Rylan and Meiah Anderson, Allison, Lauren and Jack Jadlos, Isaiah Warwick, Austin and Alyssa Krupp, Landen, Liam and Layne Thiessen and Baby Parzych; sisters, Helen Harris, Green Springs, OH and Pat (Merle) Hummell, St. Charles, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Garnetta Hetrick, Virginia Boucher, Matilda Hetrick, Dorothy Bergeman, Robert, Edward, Richard, James and Denver Sours; son-in-law, James Deel.
Visitation: Sunday from 2:00 – 8:00 pm with a Masonic Service at 7:30 pm at Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 211 N. Broadway St, Green Springs, OH.
Service: Monday, May 11, 2015, 11:00 am at the funeral home with one hour of visitation prior to the service, Pastor Christine Tobergte officiating.
Burial: Green Springs Cemetery
Memorials: Green Springs Fire Department, Green Springs United Methodist Church or Green Springs 4th of July Fireworks.
Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.whhfh.com