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Judge Charles W Ayers

Judge Charles W Ayers

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Death 29 Dec 2006 (aged 84)
Burial Gambier, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 78883250 · View Source
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Charles W. Ayers, 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2006.

He was born July 15, 1922, in Mount Vernon to Elizabeth and Lawrence Ayers and was a lifelong resident of Knox County. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School and after military service during World War II, he graduated from Kenyon College and then received his law degree from Case Western Reserve Law School in Cleveland. He became a member of the Knox County Bar Association and entered into law practice with Jay S. McDevitt. Later, when McDevitt was elected Common Pleas Judge of Knox County, his son, Robert McDevitt, joined the practice.

In 1952, he was elected prosecuting attorney of Knox County and he held that position until he was appointed Common Pleas judge in 1968. He served as judge until his retirement in 1982.

He was married to his beloved wife, Alice, for 59 years until she passed away late last year. He enjoyed a wide range of music and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he sang in the choir for many years. He was a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan and an accomplished golfer. Throughout the years, he competed in many golf tournaments in Knox County and throughout Ohio and won several Knox County and Mount Vernon Country Club championships.

He is survived by his three children, Will (Marlene) Ayers of Marlborough, Conn., Barbara (Richard) Ford of Mount Vernon and Andrew (Karen) Ayers of Maumee; four grandchildren, Erin (Brian) Humphrey of Mount Vernon, Patrick Ford of Ashland, Amanda Ayers of West Hartford, Conn., and Nicholas (Rachael) Ayers of Westerville; as well as three great-grandchildren, Noah and Anna Humphrey of Mount Vernon and Alexis Ayers of Westerville. A fifth grandchild, Elizabeth Ayers is deceased. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. The family will host a reception immediately following the service at St. Paul's Parish House. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier.


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  • Created by: Debe Clark
  • Added: 21 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78883250
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Charles W Ayers (15 Jul 1922–29 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78883250, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Gambier, Knox County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Debe Clark (contributor 47339012) .