Benton "Skip" Sours

April 14, 1956 - June 23, 2019
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Benton Lee “Skip” Sours II, 63, of New Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 in The Ohio State Medical Center at Columbus following a sudden illness.

A son of the late Benton Lee and Janice Beth (Everett) Sours, Skip was born April 14, 1956 at Dover, Ohio. He graduated from Indian Valley North High School in …

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Benton Lee “Skip” Sours II, 63, of New Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 in The Ohio State Medical Center at Columbus following a sudden illness.

A son of the late Benton Lee and Janice Beth (Everett) Sours, Skip was born April 14, 1956 at Dover, Ohio. He graduated from Indian Valley North High School in 1974.

One of Skip’s greatest passions in life was baseball and he coached many youth baseball teams over the years. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan and he especially loved the Cleveland Browns who was proud to have been a season ticket holder since 1978. He also had a love for cats in which he would often rescue.

He is survived by his children, Cassie (Alfred) Otte of Dellroy and Rob (Melissa) Sours of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Owen and Khloe Sours, Lexi Sours, CJ Cimperman and Noah Williams; his sisters, Cindy (Eric) Yoder, Karen Schwartz and Janet Loughrey all of New Philadelphia; numerous nieces and nephews and his former spouse, Jeanie Morris of Cambridge.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Skip’s life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Following the service, a luncheon will be held in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia.

Contributions may be made in Skip’s memory to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 28, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Reception Information

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: April 14, 1956
Died: June 23, 2019

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Wayne atkins posted on 6/30/19

Sorry Rob and family for your loss u have my condolences Wayne Atkins

 

Linda M Osentoski posted on 6/28/19

Thinking of all of Skip's family. I didn't know Skip, but I know his beautiful daughter, Cassie, and his sweet sister, Cindy. I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

 

Shelly Rushworth posted on 6/28/19

Skip will be greatly missed. He had a great smile and a twinkle in his eyes.

 

Peggy Clark posted on 6/27/19

You will be missed.

 

Joe Welker posted on 6/26/19

My condolences to the family. Skip was always involved in New Phila baseball and supported so many kids in their athletic endeavors. Just an all around “good guy”!!! New Philadelphia is a better community because of Skip Sours!!!

 

Cynde (Cole) McLaughlin posted on 6/26/19

I am so sorry to hear about Skip. I also attended IVN from 7th grade on and new him well. My heart and prayers are with the family.

 

Robert Frank posted on 6/26/19

Our prayers sympathy and condolences to Skips family and friends! He will be missed and all that knew or came in contact with him are better just knowing him for the short time we had with him. Barb & Bob Frank in addition to all his fellow coworkers at Flowers Baking

 

Chris Contini posted on 6/26/19

Friend since childhood, business associate, and as young men we were competitors as Sohio managers from opposite sides of New Phila but, it was more like a partnership back then. Sorry to see you go old friend. My condolences to the family.

 

Tim Hykes posted on 6/26/19

I am sorry for your loss. Skip was a great guy, I had worked for him at the gas stations all thru high school. R.I.P and God Bless. Tim Hykes

 

jeffery Ronald posted on 6/26/19

sorry fot the loss of skip.a very good high school buddy lots of memories im sure he will be missed.r.i.p skip ole freind

 

Wendy Cihon posted on 6/25/19

So sorry to hear of Skip’s passing. Our sympathies to the family. Wendy and Dave Cihon

 

ROBERT ARTHUR MONTE posted on 6/25/19

What a great guy! I enjoyed working for him many years ago at all the Sours' BP empire. God Rest! Rob Monte

 

Janice Byers posted on 6/25/19

I'm so very sorry to hear about Skip. I thought the world of him. Such a winderful man.

 

Margie West posted on 6/25/19

Gone to soon, I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Eileen and David Johnson posted on 6/25/19

We send our condolences to all the family. We are so sorry to hear about Skip's passing.

 

Rob Bourquin posted on 6/25/19

Rob, Missy and Family, you have our deepest sympathy. Prayers. Rob and Jane Bourquin

 

Yvonne Beitzel posted on 6/25/19

RIP Skip you were like another big brother to me and I will always love you.

 

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