Chad W. Sours

  • Died: July 27, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Chad W. Sours, 50, passed away on July 27, 2019. He was born on October 31, 1968 in Muncie, Indiana, the son of John and Muriel Smithson, who survive. Chad graduated High School from Monroe Central. He joined the US Navy after High School and served as a Naval Intelligence, with the rank of E4 CTA3. He obtained the Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal during his enlistment. Chad when on to obtain his bachelor's degree in Science from Ball State. He finished his career as an Executive in a private holding firm and continued that work for the last ten years. In his spare time Chad enjoyed touring the country on his Harley Davidson and spending time making memories with his beloved family. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Sours; children, Brooke Sours, Hannah Sours, Andrew Sours, and Haley Sours; step-children, Terry Ort, Cassandra Ort, Jessica Ort, and Jordan Barrette; 16 grandchildren; and siblings, Scott Sours, Roxy Sours, Thomas Sours, Ross Sours, Shontel Sours, Sunnee Sours, and Brock Sours, Lisa Thurman, Roy Smithson, and Doug Smithson; and parents, John and Muriel Smithson.
Funeral service will take place at 11 am on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 3 to 7 pm on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd's House, Fort Wayne. Burial will take place in Hopewell Cemetery in Farmland, IN.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I just found out today that one of my dear friends and classmates has passed. even though we didn't hang every weekend when we were young, Chad always had my back and I his, I am truly sorry for this loss to everyone...Chad was a good one, I remember that devilish grin and his infectious laugh and always alley cat cool. its been years since we last spoke but when we did he beamed about his babies and how good everything was going. much love to the family... miss you bro , god speed.

Posted by Brent Anderson - Wolcottville, IN - Friend   August 23, 2019

Dad, I want you to know how much I truly loved you. You were an honorable, respectable, caring and family loving man. Thank you for all of your sacrifices not only for your family, but for our country. I love you dad. You will be forever missed.

Posted by Brooke Sours - Tampa, FL - Daughter   August 19, 2019

Worked with Chad at factory in Muncie.Lots of great memories.So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Patricia D Smith - Dunkirk, IN   August 03, 2019

Chad was a great friend I met when he was 14 and I was 16. Our families hung out together and I bought his mustang as my first car. Soo many memories. We use to chat on the phone while we were both having sleepovers with our grand babies. We were all about our littles. Thank you for your service and your wonderful friendship. Prayers for your family. Rest In Peace. Hope you get to hear lots of Tesla in Heaven. All my love.

Posted by Tamera Cross-Holtmyer - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   August 02, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. Look into your hearts and find warm loving memories to help. The angels have opened the gates and brought a beautiful soul home.

The Koons family

Posted by LUANN KOONS - Muncie, IN   August 02, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss! I worked with Chad at Gaurdian he was one of the best supervisors I ever had. You will all be in my prayers! Rest in Peace buddy

Posted by Theresa Gabet - Butler, IN - Coworker   August 01, 2019

RIP Shipmate! Neither my wife nor I recall if we ever served with you. However, because you are a CT we know you were a fantastic shipmate to those with whom you served. FW&FS!! We Have The Watch!!
CTRC(SW) William Bigham CTT1 Marilyn Bigham
USN RET 65-91 USN RET 74-95

Posted by william Bigham - Markle, IN   July 31, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. Chad and I were "locker buddies" I high school because our last names always put us side by side. Chad was a great guy and will be missed.

Posted by Nicole Smart-Hall - Muncie, IN - Friend   July 31, 2019

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