He was born Aug. 29, 1947, in Norfolk, VA the son of Leon and Letha Mae (Cooper) Sours, moved to Muncie in 1957 and graduated from Southside High School in 1967, where he was on the football team.
Sam was a disabled Vietnam veteran serving in U.S. Army from 1967 to 1980, where he completed five tours in Vietnam. He then graduated from Ivy Tech in Indianapolis.
He was employed with the federal government in Rock Island, IL as a computer programmer for 35 years prior to his retirement. He was also a state representative for the Veterans Administration for two years, helping veteran's with their benefits. Sam was also a Culinary Chef for the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, IA.
Sam was a life member and treasurer of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #299, a member of the Lions Club and the Moose Lodge all in Rock Island, IL, and the Muncie Boys Club in the 1960's. He was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. His hobby was leather tooling and hand stitching.
Surviving are five children, Michael Sours, Chicago, IL, Shanna Sours, Samantha Anderson, Charleston, IL, Anthony Sours, Linton, and Joseph Sours, Yorktown; his grandson, Draven Anderson; his mother, Letha Mae Sours, Muncie; four sisters, Winnifred Dickerson Oswalt (Philip), Dugger, Gladys Lou Sours, Muncie, Sandra L. Lynn (Steven), Muncie, and Robin Jean Denton, Mattoon, IL; a brother, Steven Sours (Sara), Muncie; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, in The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Pastor Steve Loft officiating. Burial will follow in the Marion National Cemetery.
Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday or one-hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Memorials may be directed to Vietnam Veterans of America.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.