Donald Larry Sours, 66, of Pekin, IL, passed away on August 27, 2007, following a battle with cancer.


Larry was an avid horse lover,  and exhibited and bred Tennessee Walking Horses.  He was currently serving as a Director representing the state of Illinois on the TWHBEA National Board of Directors.  He was active with the Illinois Walking Horse Association.  He served as the Show Manager for their annual Fall Charity Show the last several years, and also Show Manager for both the IWHA Futurity and the TWHBEA Bi-State Regional Futurity.   He also served as the Chairman of their Fall Charity Show Sponsor Committee, helping to raise money for their charity recipient the Shriners Hospitals for Children.


He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.  Larry worked for Caterpillar, Inc for 28 years, retiring in February 2002, as a buyer in Global Purchasing.


Larry had also been a water fowl and upland game hunter, and enjoyed woodworking and training his hunting dogs.


Survivors include his wife Barbara, two sons Dirk (Janelle) Sours and Mark Sours, two daughters Tasha Sours and Tanya (Eric) Swearingen, and seven grandchildren, all of Pekin, IL.