Max Roland Ours, 80, of New Holland, Ohio died Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 12:44 p.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation where he had been a patient since June 29.  He had been ill the past month.

Max was born September 11, 1940, at Crown City in Gallia County, Ohio to Donald and Elsie Phillips Ours.  He was reared in Gallipolis but lived most of his life in Washington Court House and New Holland.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Max was a member of Fayette Lodge F. & A.M. #107 and a lifetime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

On February 4, 1968, he married the former Bonnie Mae Minshall.  She preceded him in death on July 27, 2019.  He was also preceded by a sister, Donna June Sanders and a half-brother, Darrell Ours.

Max is survived by six children, Donnie (Gloria) Ours, Max (Julie) Ours and Cathy (Pete) Smith, all of Gallipolis, Vickie (Trent) Hamilton of Pleasant City, OH, Michelle Ours of Frankfort and Tami Ours of Jeffersonville;  six grandchildren, Justin and Aiden Pence, Chris Biars, Jake Proctor, Amy Thompson and her husband, Dalton, and Gage Smith.

A Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor at the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House from 12 Noon Saturday until time of the Masonic service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Road, Unit B, Circleville, Ohio  43113.

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