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
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Mindy (Stetler) Morris
I am sadden to hear that the Lord took you to be with him. You where always there for me in the old days and always knew what I had done before anyone and would call me on it the very next day or when you saw me LOL, you would laugh at me and never told my parents. You helped me out in tough situations. I truley appreciate everything he had done for me. RIP. God bless your family and the community. This is a huge loss.
May you rest in Peace old friend. You were a delight to chat with back in the 60’s and I will always cherish the friendship we had. God be with you brother.
Phyllis and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Don.
I remember the “good” times we used to have.
He will be truly missed.
Don touched a lot of lives.
You have my deepest sympathy.
Dear Phyllis and family,
Our family would like to express our sympathy to your family.
We enjoyed living in the same neighborhood with yours, while teaching in Green Springs.
Don will be missed by many people.
Phyllis and family, we are so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you even though we cannot be there. We will pray for you in this difficult time! May God bless you all!
Family of the late Henry Garza (Pancho)
To the Family of Don Sours;
Our deepest sympathy he was a truly good person, he will be missed in Green Springs he knew everyone & was always there at the gas station , the station will never be the same again, he was a friend to all. May he now rest in peace.
Ken & Rose Smith
Dear Phyllis and family, We offer your family our deepest sympathy. Working with Don on the fire dept. was a joy, something that will be with me forever. Rest in peace Don, you have earned it.
I remember Don as the most friendly and genial of my Sours uncles. I am saddened by his loss but would also celebrate his life. He was always there. He was a real pillar of the community and of his family. He was a life well lived. My deepest sympathies to Phyllis and family. You have been blessed by his presence these many years and will carry that blessing forward in your memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda & Wynn Schubach
We would like to express our condolences to the entire Sours family. Don was a real Green Springs Treasure. He will be missed. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Brian and Janet Hall
We were so sorry to hear of Dons passing. He was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. May his family find peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead. You have our deepest sympathy.
Brian and Janet Hall
Kim and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad helped me out a few times and I’ve never forgotten it! Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.
So saddened by the loss. He was the greatest boss I ever had. He was like a dad to all of us who worked for him. Rest in Peace ole friend.
Kathy Williams O'Shaughnessy
With deepest sympathy to you, Kim, and the Sours family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. I hope you gain strength, comfort and peace from family, friends, and the Green Springs community. Your dad was a gem. I loved seeing all of the wonderful pictures of your dad and family over the years. I feel blessed to have known him. Wonderful memories for all to cherish.
RIP Don Sours.