George Elmer Sours

February 22, 1940 - May 26, 2022
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George Elmer Sours, age 82, of New Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health.

Born on February 22, 1940 in his home in Goshen Township, Ohio, George was the son of the late Elmer and Grace (Miller) Sours.

George attended Midvale High S…

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George Elmer Sours, age 82, of New Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health.

Born on February 22, 1940 in his home in Goshen Township, Ohio, George was the son of the late Elmer and Grace (Miller) Sours.

George attended Midvale High School before he joined the US Army and honorably served his country.  He was a truck driver for many years and a proud member of Teamsters Local Union 92.  He retired from Baker Hi-way Express.  Through those years of driving truck, he discovered many places that served “Good eats” and enjoyed sharing the information with anyone who might be traveling in the area of these establishments.   After retiring he drove vans for S.E.A. for several years.

George was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching OSU football, Cleveland sports teams and especially Indian Valley sports.   George never met a stranger and he was probably happiest just spending time with friends and families, drinking a cold beer and sharing stories.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and companion, Virginia “Ginger” Daniels; children, Lynette (Larry) Kopp of Midvale, Julie (Scott) Kerns of Tuscarawas and Alan Sours of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, “Grandpa’s Little Brats,” Brittany, Trevor, Joey, Kenadi, Kami and Brynli; and great-grandchildren, Brylie and Aaden; his siblings, Nina Sours, Elva Johnson, David Sours and twin sister, Martha Hobart; and many special friends, extended family members and former family members who remained friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Benton Sours, Charles Sours and Frannie Day.

The family will greet guests on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 4 to 7 PM in Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor Larry Malterer will lead a funeral service on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover with New Philadelphia VFW rendering military honors.

Memorial contributions in George’s name may be directed to Indian Valley Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 664, Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

Address:

1926 Saltwell Rd. NW
Dover, OH 44622

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Indian Valley Athletic Boosters

PO Box 130
Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629

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Born: February 22, 1940
 
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Died: May 26, 2022

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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.

 

Paul diodati posted on 6/4/22

Prayers for the family. I am so sorry for your loss George was always good to be around

 

Holly Stephens posted on 6/3/22

I remember Uncle George watching football with my Dad May he Rest In Peace Holly

 

Rob and Jane Bourquin posted on 6/3/22

Al, and your entire family, have our deepest sympathy and prayers. May your dad rest in peace.

 

Kimberly Hobart Fleming posted on 6/3/22

Sending love and heartfelt sympathies from the entire Hobart and Fleming families.

 

David& Marsha West posted on 6/2/22

Our deepest sympathies to your family. So sorry to hear of his passing. We shared so many good times with him. He will be missed. David and Marsha West

 

Nic Borojevich posted on 6/2/22

To Family and Friends, Many hours spent in Mike’s barbershop laughing and reminiscing about the good ole days. He was a very good friend of my dad and I have lots of good thoughts of George. One of the true “good guys”. God Bless!

 

Larry Hiller posted on 6/1/22

So sorry about George's passing. A friend long ago some great memory' God Bless his family.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 6/1/22

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of George Elmer Sours, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, George Elmer Sours, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Jim & Deb McConnell posted on 5/31/22

Our love and prayers for George's family, in the loss of one of the finest drivers that I ever knew, during our "trucking" days. But over and above that, George was great friend.

 

Shelly posted on 5/31/22

Lynette, Julie, and Alan, I am so sad to hear that Uncle George has passed. I will miss his beautiful blue eyes and all the funny jokes he used to tell. He never seemed to be in a bad mood and made any room he walked into more special.

 

Ann Seiber posted on 5/31/22

To Lynette, Julie, Alan and your families. I’m very sorry for your loss. George will be truly missed. I’ll miss his smile and all the snarky remarks we made to each other. George was a good guy. God Bless you all. Love Ann.

 

Judith Schrock posted on 5/31/22

Lynette and family, we were so sorry to read of your father's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Aden and Judy Schrock

 

Brenda & Doug Stafford posted on 5/30/22

We are so sorry for your loss. George was such a sweet and caring man.

 

LuAnn Kail posted on 5/30/22

Lynette,Larry and family. Sorry to hear of your Father- Father in law and Grandpa's passing.

 

Ruth Kinsey posted on 5/30/22

I am sorry for your loss, George was a great guy and fun to work with, he worked with my dad at SEA, I heard some funny stories about him. May he rest in peace. He will be missed.

 

Todd Trimble posted on 5/30/22

I am sorry for your loss! In a much better place now! God bless! Todd Trimble

 

Tina posted on 5/30/22

So sorry to hear about Google he was a great man. Not only his family he loved but had a lot of good friends that loved him dearly. I will miss you George fly high and God bless him and his family at this time. Hug's to u all.

 

DORIS SUTTON AND BILL KELLAR posted on 5/30/22

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL

 

Shelia (Sizemore) Trachsel posted on 5/30/22

My sympathy and prayers for the Sours family.

 

Johnny & Tracy Schlegel posted on 5/30/22

Sorry to hear of the passing of George, we will always remember his years of driving truck and telling stories. Thoughts and prayers to the family…

 

Janice Byers posted on 5/30/22

I am so very sorry for the family's loss. Keeping all in prayer.

 

Joan Swaney posted on 5/30/22

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for your family!

 

Lynn C Reichman posted on 5/30/22

So sorry for your loss. I will be keeping the family in my prayers.

 

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