Wilbur Souers, Jr.

December 7, 1930 - August 29, 2017
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Wilbur L. Souers, Jr., 86, of Zoarville, went to be with The Lord, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in the care of Community Hospice at New Philadelphia.

A son of the late Wilbur L. and Helen (Snyder) Souers, Wilbur was born December 7, 1930 at Akron, Ohio.

Wilbur served his country in the United States Army as a paratro…

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Wilbur L. Souers, Jr., 86, of Zoarville, went to be with The Lord, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in the care of Community Hospice at New Philadelphia.

A son of the late Wilbur L. and Helen (Snyder) Souers, Wilbur was born December 7, 1930 at Akron, Ohio.

Wilbur served his country in the United States Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War.  He worked for the Akron Water Department and then retired from Hercules Engines Inc.  He then worked at Quality Sew & Vac as a hobby after retirement.

Wilbur spent his life loving and meeting the needs of his family and teaching them strong work ethics and the importance of giving yourself to others.

He is survived by the only love of his life, his wife, Janet L. (Potts) Souers, whom he married December 23, 1953; 4 children, Kevin (Lori) Souers of Elyria, Renee (Robert) Bailey of Seagrove, North Carolina, Kelly (Troy) Bichsel of Dover, and Chad (Stephanie) Souers of Mineral City; 13 grandchildren, Elliott, Eliza, Emily, Ethan, Matthew, Amanda, Chelsea, Sierra, Joshua, Elliana, Madeline, Maci and Landon; 4 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Felicity, Gunnison and Sophia; 2 sisters, Marilyn (Bob) Crabtree and Sherri (Dave) Frahlich; brother-in-law, Robert Potts and sister-in-law, Patricia Simms.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Dawn Marie and his grandson, Zachary Ryan.

In keeping with the family’s wishes there will be no public calling hours or services and cremation care will be handled through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory at Dover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made towards Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

 

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Born: December 7, 1930
Died: August 29, 2017

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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.

 

Molly Pfeiffer posted on 9/2/17

Chad - our deepest sympathies to you and your beautiful family. At times like these, I try to remind myself that "the best is yet to come". Praying God's strength, peace, and joy over you all. If we can help in any way, do not hesitate to reach out. May His love sustain you in this most difficult time! Love, Brad, Molly, and Audrey Pfeiffer

 

David and Lori Chapman posted on 9/2/17

In loving memory.

 

David and Lori Chapman posted on 9/2/17

Renee, Dave and I are sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. No doubt he passed on his philosophy of life, love, and service to his beautiful family. Celebrate his life and let those who love you put their arms around you at this sad time. Know that we share in you grief and are here if there is anything you need. We love you.

 

Debbie Collins posted on 9/1/17

Heart felt sympathies to Janet and family. Rest in Peace Wil. You were a wonderful person and great friend to me...I will always remember you.....Debbie

 

Mary Ellen Wardell posted on 8/31/17

One of the sweetest and most ornery customers I had the pleasure of knowing at Advantage Bank. He ALWAYS had a smile, sometimes a joke, and always held my hand! I always enjoyed his visits. I've thought of you often, Wilbur, and may you rest in peace!

 

Kevin Yarnell posted on 8/31/17

God bless all of you and provide strength and comfort in the time of deep sorrow.

 

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