Longtime Clark County Municipal Court clerk dies

Guy Ferguson
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Guy Ferguson

Guy Ferguson remembered for ‘volunteerism that will remain unmatched.’

Longtime Clark County Municipal Court Clerk Guy Ferguson, 71, of Springfield, died in his home Oct. 9, according to his obituary.

Ferguson was the son of Guy and Laura (Swartzbaugh) Ferguson. He graduated in 1968 from Springfield South High School and in 1972 from Central State University.

He worked as the deputy auditor of the state for more than 10 years. In 1984, he was elected Clerk of Clark County Municipal Court and served in that role until his death.

He held many offices in the Ohio Association of Municipal Court Clerks, including past president. He was clerk of the year in 1993, according to OAMCC, and also served as the chairman of multiple committees in the association.

OAMCC released a statement regarding Ferguson’s passing. Ferguson had been battling cancer, according to OAMCC.

“Guy leaves a legacy of volunteerism that will remain unmatched by us all,” said Deborah R. Comery of Rocky River Municipal Court and OAMCC. “He leaves behind a litany of friends who loved and respected all that he stood for.”

He also was a member of many fraternal organizations of Springfield. He enjoyed golfing and belonged to Springfield Country Club, his obituary said.

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He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sharon, in 2017. He is survived by his sister, Joy (Tony) Howard; special friends, Sheila Riedel and Jane Nash; his caregiver and sisters-in-law, Donna (John) Loney, Anena (Mike) Kouse; brothers-in-law, Donald (Jodi) Lucas and Russell Overman and many nieces and nephews, his obituary said.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Foundation to provide additional funding for the Historic South High School Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund, according to Ferguson’s obituary. No services will be held, in accordance with his wishes.

A special meeting of the Clark County Democratic Party Central Committee will be held Wednesday at 1530 S. Yellow Springs St. to fill the vacancy left by Ferguson.

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