Jack Doil Kerns

August 21, 1935March 19, 2017

Mr. Jack Doil Kerns, 81, a lifelong resident, of the Clover Hill and Harrisonburg areas, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Farmville Rehabilitation & Health Care in Farmville, VA.

A son of the late L. Doil and Madeline Grim Kerns, he was born on August 21, 1935 in Dayton, VA.

Jack attended Treveca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN and Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg. He was a licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene, having served as past minister at the Timberville Church of the Nazarene and supply ministry in various Churches of the Nazarene throughout the state of Virginia. He also did sales work.

He is survived by two brothers, Dr. Wilmer L. Kerns, of Arlington, VA, and Dennis W. Kerns, of Midlothian, VA; and one sister, Jane Kerns McKeel, of Virginia Beach, VA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sid F. Kerns.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday morning, March 23, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Clover Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jay Ahlemann officiating.

The casket will be closed and there will be no formal visitation.

Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Clover Hill United Methodist Church, 3169 Clover Hill Road, Dayton, VA 22821, in his memory.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, March 23, 2017


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Steven Kerns

March 26, 2017

Rest in peace Uncle Jack and thank you for all the fun times bowling and movies and playing putt putt.

Susan Kerns

March 26, 2017

I will always remember how kind Uncle Jack was to me. I have wonderful memories. I miss Uncle Jack, yet at the same time I have peace that he is resting eternally with our Almighty and Glorious Lord. Amen.


March 22, 2017

Bill, Dennis and Janie, thinking of you in this time of sorrow. Jack was very special.

March 22, 2017

I am so sorry to hear this. Daddy and i went to visit him a couple years ago and had a wonderful visit wrenda kerns trent