Jerry Lee Dovel

February 10, 1941November 15, 2013

Jerry Lee Dovel, 72, a resident of Shenandoah, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 10, 1941 in Shenandoah and was the son of the late Alvah A. “Smiles” and Dorothy Gay Dovel. Jerry graduated from Shenandoah High School and was an active member of Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren. He retired from General Electric Company after 50 years of service. He is survived by his wife Bonnie L. Housden Dovel, of Shenandoah; daughters, Robin Bailey and husband, Larry, of Stanley, Patricia Offenbacker and husband, William, of Churchville, Donna Crosby and husband, Heiskel, of Waynesboro, and Ashlie Smith and husband, Stevie, of Shenandoah; a son, Jason Dovel and wife, Suzanne, of Lexington, KY; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances May and her late husband, Charles May; and a brother, Larry Dovel and wife, Sharon, all of Shenandoah.

Mr. Dovel will be moved to Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren in Stanley on Monday, November 18, where friends may call after 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends at the church Monday evening from 6-8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 19, at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 4th St., Shenandoah, VA 22849 or to Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren Church, c/o Picnic Shelter Fund, 2334 Honeyville Rd., Stanley, VA 22851. Lindsey – Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Town of Shenandoah Employees

November 21, 2013

Larry, Bonnie, and Family: You all have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jerry. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you during this difficult time. Love and Prayers, from all Town Employees

Mayor Lucas

November 21, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Our thoughts are prayers are with Larry and the entire family. Mayor Clinton Lucas, Jr. and Council Members

robert & shirley santangelo

November 19, 2013

we are so sorry to hear of his passing he was so kind of a man he always had a great smiles you will be miss by many you Bless so many of us love you brother.

Troy Knight

November 19, 2013

Jerry was a great friend, and will be missed by many. I was lucky to get to know and work with a great man for many years. He will never be forgotten

Martha & Don Comer

November 19, 2013

Bonnie ,Jason and Ashley,
we are so sorry to hear of your loss , may God just wrap his arms around you and comfort you in the days and months ahead ... try remember all the wonderful memories you have
love and prayers ,

Danny and Sonys Lamb

November 18, 2013

Bonnie, so sorry about the passing of Jerry he was a gentle kind man. Keeping u and your family in our prayers. Love ya!

Larry & Gloria Austin

November 18, 2013

We are so sorry! Will miss seeing him walk around the block! Always had a smile! Keeping you all in our prayers.

Butch Painter

November 18, 2013

Bonnie, sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. You and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time.

Dianna & Bill Evans

November 18, 2013

Bonnie - We are keeping you and the family in our prayers. We know God is watching over you at this time and he will continue to be with you. Love, Dianna and Bill

Don Roby

November 18, 2013

So sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. May the Lord who received him with open arms bring you peace and comfort. I was privileged to work with him at GE for many years. He gave me a great deal of education and council on a wide range of subjects making me a better man. He was a blessing and I thank God for knowing him and being able to call him friend.