William Guy Ours
A funeral service for William Guy Ours, 75, of Hebron, will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 East Main St., with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery.
William passed away peacefully in his sleep May 19, 2014, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Akron, on October 17, 1938, son of the late Everett Eli and Zella (Gainor) Ours. He was a graduate of Hebron High School, Class of 1957, a standout basketball player, and a member of the Lakewood Hall of Fame.
Honored as one of America’s 500 oldest towing companies in 1990, William owned and operated Ours Garage & Wrecker Service, Inc. for 50 years. He was instrumental in bringing towing and recovery education to Central Ohio. He was a past president of Towing & Recovery Association of Ohio, 1996 WreckMaster of the Year, past board member of Towing & Recovery Association of America,
1998 Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame Member, Chattanooga, TN., and a recipient of the Towing & Recovery Association of America National Citizenship Award in 2002.
He was a past chief of the Hebron Fire Department, past president of the Hebron Business Association, and a long-time sponsor of Lakewood Youth Baseball teams. In 1994, William was selected as the Licking County Commissioners’ Citizen of the Year. He was a member of the Hebron Masonic Lodge #116, the Licking County Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine, Hebron United Methodist Church and a longtime board member of the Harbor Hills Civic Association.
He was an avid collector of license plates and toy trucks, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving family: wife, Diana (Clark) whom he married on December 20, 1958; sons, Kevin Ours and Greg (Brenda) Ours of Atlanta, GA.; grandchildren, Brandon (Courtney), Colt, Jessica and Lauren; great-grandchildren, Logan, Paisley and one on the way, Eli; brothers, Jesse (Pauline), Art (Pat), Paul (Faye) and Dale (Patty); sisters, Evelyn Clay, Liz (Jerry) Morgan and Judy (Ron) Dupler; brother-in-law, Phil Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will have a celebration of life reception at the Hebron New Life Church following the funeral service on Thursday, from 1:30 to 3:30.
The family prefers memorial contributions in William’s memory be made to the Hebron Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 116, Hebron, Ohio 43025. An on-line guest register is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Ours Family.