Jerry Wayne Doyle, of Moore, Oklahoma, passed away November 13, 2020 at the age of 89. He was born June 14, 1931 in Victory, Oklahoma to C.J. & Clara Inez (McWatters) Doyle. Jerry was a member of Southern Ridge Church of Christ. He was an avid sportsman and was a true golfer at heart. Jerry enjoyed playing at Hidden Trails and Belmar Golf Courses. He was a natural athlete, and enjoyed all sports. Jerry was drafted by the Chicago White Sox. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jerry was an avid Oklahoma City Thunder fan as well as the Oklahoma Sooners. He attended Victory High School in Southwest Oklahoma, and he then went on and attended Southwest Oklahoma A&M, and then graduated with a Master’s Degree from Southwest Oklahoma State University. Jerry went on and received his Doctorate Degree from the University of Oklahoma. He heard his country’s call and proudly served his country in the United States Army, and was stationed at Fort Sill, and received an Honorable Discharge for services rendered to his country when called upon to do so. Jerry was an educator most of his working career, and taught History and coached football, basketball and baseball, as well as a referee. He also served as Principal at Altus High School. In addition, Jerry served as Superintendent of Schools for Roosevelt, Granite, Moore, and Elk City. After receiving his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1976, Jerry served as Director and Supervisor of Maintenance for the State Department of Education from 1982-1984. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 70 years, Joretta Doyle, of the home; 2 grandchildren, Amber Lusk, of Moore; and Rob Lusk, of Oklahoma City. He is preceded in death by his parents, C.J. & Clara Doyle; and his daughter, Keena Doyle. Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Monday, November 16, 2020 at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway, in Moore, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Southern Ridge Church of Christ, located at 2237 SW 134th Street, in Oklahoma City. Interment to follow at Moore Cemetery, 800 SW 4th Street, in Moore, OK. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel.
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