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Clark, Douglas
1957 - 2017
Douglas E. Clark, age 60, of Ashville, passed away at his residence surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 29, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Richard H. and Wanda J. (Powell) Clark. Doug was currently the Ashville Chief of Police, a position he had held since 2010. He was recently re-elected to a 4th term as a Harrison Township Trustee. He was a very active member of the Ashville Community Mens Club for 33 years. He received his law enforcement degree from Lancaster Ohio Police Academy. Throughout his career, he worked in various positions in law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services in South Bloomfield, Circleville, Pickaway Co. Sheriff Dept. and Village of Ashville. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Nikki L. (Kennedy); son, Joey Clark (Karalee Stemen) of Ashville; brothers, Rick (Linda) Clark of Stoutsville and Kevin "Jack" (Penny) Clark of Circleville; sisters, Joyce Clark of Columbus, Irene Henderson of Ashville, Jill (Rick) Allen and Nancy Curry, both of Circleville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Joan Kennedy and Scott (Renee) Kennedy of Ashville; his friends and co-workers from the Police / Fire communities and from the Ashville Community Mens Club; and, his beloved dog, Buck. The family will receive friends on Thurs., Nov.16, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at Village Chapel Church, 30 Circleville Ave., Ashville with a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 with Pastor Kevin Pees officiating. Interment will follow in Harrison Township Cemetery, So. Bloomfield. The family request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Berger Hospice or Chief Clark First Responder Scholarship Fund. c/o Nikki Clark to the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St., Ashville, OH 43103. This will be used to help fund a scholarship to a Teays Valley or Logan Elm graduate that plans to pursue a career as a Police officer or Firefighter/EMS. Online condolences to olivercheekfuneralhome.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 14, 2017
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