Douglas Souter Sr., 70

Douglas L. Souter Sr., 70, of White Pigeon, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at his home of natural causes.

He was born March 12, 1942, in Olton, Texas, the son of Tillman and Virginia (Beckett) Souter.

He was a White Pigeon resident since 1970, coming from Elkhart, Ind.

On May 30, 1969, he married Beverly J. Harris at the White Pigeon United Methodist Church.

Douglas was employed at the CTS Corporation for 44 years and nine months as supervisor. He retired at age 62 and was a tool and die maker.

He was a member of the White Pigeon United Methodist Church, White Pigeon Grange and the St. Joseph County Pamona Grange. He was a board member at the Elkhart Career Center, where he was also a teacher and he enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening and his family.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly J. Souter of White Pigeon; two daughters, Amy Souter (Chris Wright) of Sturgis, and Susan Lengyel of California; two sons, Douglas L. Souter Jr. of White Pigeon, and Richard (Mary) Souter of Emerald Hills, Calif.; grandchildren, Jacob, Meghan, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Luke and Andrew Souter, Allison and Steven Groton and Chance Lengyel; his mother, Virginia Souter of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Edwin (Ann) Bertrand of Phoenix, Ariz.; two nieces; three cousins, Rena (J. Larry) Nelson of Tulia, Texas, Bill Souter of Santa Fe, NM and Archie Souter of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Roy (Mary) Harris of Mayville, Mich., and Keither Harris of Port Charlotte, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father.

Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the White Pigeon United Methodist Church with pastor Rev. Scott Manning officiating. Interment will follow in White Pigeon Township Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the White Pigeon United Methodist Church, White Pigeon Schools Athletic Department or the White Pigeon Fire and Rescue Department. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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