Morris Guy Jr. 1938-2012

SOUTHINGTON – Morris E. “Moe” Guy Jr., 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1938, in Girard, the son of the late Morris and Anna Belle Davis Guy Sr.

Morris was a graduate of Leavittsburg High School, where he held the pole vaulting record for the state of Ohio at ages 16 and 17.

He served in the United States Army for three years as a Morse code operator, having been deployed to Korea for 17 months of that time. He returned home and became an iron worker at Copperweld Steel.

In 1960, he went to work at General Motors Lordstown and later became acting supervisor of maintenance, Clock 27, for 23 years until his medical retirement due to a stroke in 1988.

He was a member of the Old Erie Lodge 3 F & AM. He was accomplished at fishing, hunting, golfing, bowling, archery and incredibly gifted at wood crafts with his “big” hands. There was nothing Moe couldn’t do. He touched the lives of many throughout his life. He had an incredibly big, helping heart and was loved by all who were blessed to know him.

Cherished memories are left behind with his loving wife of 28 years, Phyllis Ann “Rooster” Horsley Guy of Southington; son, Dr. Jeffery Guy of Tennessee; daughter, Leslie Cooper of Rhode Island; sisters, Rachel Gibson, Barbara (Rick) Jamison, both of Girard, and Karlene Chance of Brookfield; five nephews; two nieces; his caregiver, Debbie Holbrook of Niles; and his two beloved dogs, Annie and Pokey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Albert.

According to Moe’s wishes, there will be no services and cremation has taken place. His ashes will be spread in South Carolina at his favorite fishing hole in Lake Jocassee by his best friend, Bruce Burrell.

The family requests donations in Moe’s name are sent to Grace Hospice, 7206 Market St., Suite B, Youngstown, OH 44512, or the American Legion Post 540, Trumbull County Honor Guard, c/o McFarland & Son Funeral Services, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral Services, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH, 330-393-9621. Please visit to view this obituary and send condolences.

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