Jerald "Jerry" Lavere Sours III

February 9, 1985 ~ July 28, 2021 (age 36)


Jerald “Jerry” Lavere Sours III, age 36, of Montgomery, MI passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI.  Mr. Sours was born on February 9, 1985 in Coldwater, MI to Jerald Lavere Sours Jr. and Tammy (Johnson) Sours.  On March 17, 2017, he married Nicole Cooper in Kalamazoo, MI.  Jerry was a highly skilled mechanic and enjoyed painting.  He was a very sweet young man and always tried to lend a helping hand to those in need.  Jerry loved his wife, family, and dogs.  

Survivors include:
Wife, Nicole Sours of Montgomery, MI.
Father, Jerry and Cari Sours of Litchfield, MI.
Mother, Tammy and Ronald Kurtz of Coldwater, MI.
Grandparents, Terry and Charlotte Boatman of Litchfield, MI.
Grandparents, Gary and Helen Buckland of Coldwater, MI.
Sister, Jessica and Jason Stull of Edon, OH.
Sister, Bridget Bondsteel of Litchfield, MI.
Sister, Elizabeth Young of Litchfield, MI.
Sister, Lydia Young of Litchfield, MI.
Brother, RJ Kurtz of Bronson, MI.
Brother, Trever and Kayla Baldridge of Kendallville, IN.
Brother, Nathan Young of Litchfield, MI.
Aunt, Kelly Kurtz of New Boston, MI.
Aunt, Phylllis Johnson of West Moreland, TN.
Aunt, Christina Boatman of Quincy, MI.
Uncle, Cody and Jessica Boatman of Quincy, MI.
Uncle, Travis and Christina Boatman of Dansville, MI.
Uncle, Thomas and Susan Johnson of Wisconsin.
Uncle, Brandon and Jessica Johnson Florida.
Uncle, Derek and Roxy Johnson of Bristol, IN.
Uncle, William Sours of Reading, MI.
Uncle, Troy Sours of Sherwood, MI.
Uncle, Mike and Kim Kurtz of Chicago, IL.
Best Pal/ Canine companion, Franklin.

Jerry was preceded in death by grandparents, Jerry and Janet Sours, Willard Johnson, Ronald Kurtz Sr., uncles, James Sours, Daryl Sours, Terry Boatman, and a brother, Kevin Kurtz.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August, 3, 2021 at 1:00pm with visitation prior from 12:00pm-1:00pm at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 603 South Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN 46761.

Officiating the memorial service is James P. Hess PhD.

Memorial donations may be directed to Nicole Sours.

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Arrangements and care trusted to Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services of LaGrange, IN. 

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August 3, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Memorial Service
August 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services
603 S Detroit St
LaGrange, IN 46761

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