Gerald W. "Jerry" (Vern) Doyle

1944 - 2019

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Gerald W. "Jerry" (Vern) Doyle, age 74, of Findlay died at 4:26pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born in Dunbar, Virginia on November 15, 1944 to the late Dudley and Catherine (Blackburn) Doyle. He married Teresa M. Kerlin on June 25, 1966 and she survives. Also surviving are daughters: Raina (Dale) Wiseman and Brandy (Shawn) Doyle, both of Findlay. He has 3 grandsons: Bradly (Treasure) Wiseman, Alan Wiseman, and Max Doyle. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret West; and granddaughter, Kateland Wiseman. Gerald retired in 2000 as a supervisor for AEP, where he had been the top lineman for overtime in the Lima Division for ten years and served one term as president of their union. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy having entered in 1962, and was on the flight deck of the CV-61USS Ranger. He owned a 1951 Mercury and was a member of the Mercury Classic Car Club. His interest also included attending auctions, flea markets, and car shows. He was a devoted father and grandfather as well as husband for 53 years. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at 10:00am. Pastor Michael Spann will officiate and interment will be private. The Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad will conduct full military rites at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cancer Patient Services of Hancock County. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, November 5th 2019 1:00 - 3:00 PM & 5:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, November 6th 2019 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    Cancer Patient Services - Doyle
    1800 N. Blanchard St., Suite 120
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Instructions:

    Full military rites by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Condolences For Gerald W. "Jerry" (Vern) Doyle

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To : The Family
Date :Thursday, October 31st 2019
From : Christy
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always think of Jerry as a dad. I am so grateful to have been an unofficial sibling/kid and for all the great memories I have of being at your home and going on vacation together. There was never any doubt in mind that Jerry loved his family and would have done anything for any of you. He will be greatly missed by all who were so blessed as to have known him. Love you all,

To : Raina and family
Date :Friday, November 1st 2019
From : Dianne Bordoh
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around all of you and give you peace and comfort as only He can.
Rejoice in your memories and God's promises to be reunited with your loved one again.

To : Brandy Max
Date :Tuesday, November 5th 2019
From : Michelle
May you hold each other right in these rough times. Your dad/grandpa was a one of a kind in the best of ways!!! What a wonderful example of a man for Max to grow up to be!
Love you Both so much!