John W. Doyle, 78

John W. Doyle, 78, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton.

John was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Loveland, Ohio.  He married Mary June Meyers and she preceded him in death on September 23, 1996.

John was a veteran of the National Guard.  He worked in maintenance at the United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren, for more than 40 years. He enjoyed wood-working, fishing, hunting, working on the farm, all carpentry work and just working with his hands. He loved his great-grandbabies, they were his life.

Survivors include: three daughters, Louise (Dave) Parfitt of the Netherlands, Lori (Steve) Poor of Wabash, and Vicky (Dennis) Chopson of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Joyce Lawrence of Fort Wayne; step-son, John Wayne LaMeau of LaFontaine; grandchildren, Brenda Chopson, Barbie Langston, Joshua Poor, David Chopson, and Matthew Poor; several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Raelynn Pebernat, Temperence Langston and Piper June Long.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Larry W. Doyle and George LaMeau; and granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Poor.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Davis officiating.

Burial will immediately follow funeral services in Gardens of Memory, Huntington County, Indiana.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Posted on 2015 Apr 21