|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1938|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2010|
Bob was a neighbor & friend to my cousins.
Irvin "Bob" Sours, 71, of Coldwater, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 near his home in Coldwater.
Bob was born September 5, 1938 in Coldwater to Emmett & Rolene (Hayes) Sours.
He married Caroline J. Lewis on Oct. 20, 1957 in Coldwater.
Mr. Sours has spent most of his life in the Branch Co. area and had served in the National Guard.
He worked for Consumers Concrete for over 30 years and had most recently been working at Blackberry Patch Golf Course during the summer months.
Bob attended East Ovid United Brethren Church and had formerly served on the Lakeland Fire Dept. Board of Directors.
He was a former member of the Coldwater Lions and Elks and a current member of the Eagles and the Fremont Moose Lodge.
Bob enjoyed bowling, having been part of a league for many years but his greatest love was working on his farm and breeding, raising and showing harness horses. He was very active with his horses in many local events, parades and 4H fair activities.
Bob adored his family and grandchildren, but most of all he had a special place in his heart for his grandson Chance.
Bob is survived by his wife, Carol of Coldwater, sons, Layne Sours of Pensacola, FL, Allen J. Sours of Charlotte, daughter, Lorri Watkins of Quincy, brother, Len D. (Carol) Sours of Quincy, sisters Mary (Harry) Wingard, Julie (Del) Draper both of Coldwater, Jill (Gerry) Winter of Quincy and his grandchildren, Adam Becker of Charlotte, Kyl Truex of Coldwater, Chance Sours of South Bend, IN., and Chase Sours of Grand Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Luann Kay Sours in 2007 and both parents.
Services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Matt Sargeant from East Ovid United Brethren Church officiating.
Interment will follow at Lester Cemetery in Algansee Twp.
Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday beginning at 10:00 AM at Dutcher Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to The Family.
Fatal Farm Accident In Branch County
WTVB AM 1590 • March 24, 2010
COLDWATER (WTVB) - A farming accident late night in Branch County's Ovid Township took the life of a 71-year old man. Sheriff's deputies say Irvin Sours was on his tractor trying to grade dirt along a ditch bank when it rolled over, trapping Sours underneath.
A teenage girl who lives near Sours that had waved to him about fifteen minutes earlier while passing by his farm along Lester Road drove by the property again and called 9-1-1 after seeing the tractor tipped over.
Lakeland firemen used the jaws of life to help lift the tractor off Sours but he was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The accident was reported around 7:45 last night.
Tractor Rolls Over, Kills Branch County Man
The Battle Creek Enquirer • March 24, 2010
Branch County man was killed when his tractor rolled over on top of him along a road in Ovid Township, south of Coldwater.
The 7:42 p.m. Tuesday accident on Lester Road killed Irvin B. Sours, 71, Branch County sheriff deputies said this morning.
Deputies said it appeared that Sours was grading dirt on the roadside near a ditch when the tractor tipped over, trapping him underneath.
Members of the Lakeland Fire Department worked to free Sours using a hydraulic prying tool. He was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said.
Man Killed In Branch County Farm Accident
WLKI News 100.3 • March 24, 2010
The driver of a tractor was killed Tuesday night in a farming accident in Branch County's Ovid Township. The Branch County Sheriffs Department says 71-year-old Irvin Sours of Coldwater was killed when the tractor he was driving overturned as he was grading dirt along a ditch bank on Lester Road near Quimby Road and trapped him underneath. Rescue crews from the Lakeland Fire Department, the Sheriffs Department and LifeCare Ambulance used the jaws of life and lifted the tractor off of the victim but Sours was found to be unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened at about 7:40 on Tuesday night.
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