Retired at 101, RIP to Dr. Charles who served as Williams High team doctor for 70 years
Dr. Charles Kernodle served as team doctor for Williams High School sports teams in Burlington for 70 years, retiring in 2019. He passed away at the age of 102.
HISTORY WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND >>> THE NFL SEASON BEGINS TONIGHT ON WRAL AND HERE IS AN INSPIRING STORY ABOUT FOOTBALL THAT WE FIND SCOTT MASON WITH A TEAM DOCTOR. >> YOU HAVE TO ALWAYS TRY TO BE FAIR WITH PEOPLE. >> Reporter: HE IS WISE AND HE'S 102. HE WAS THE TEAM DOCTOR FOR 70 YEARS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM. >> I KEPT AN EYE ON THE PLANES. FIRST TO MAKE SURE I WOULD NOT GET RUN OVER. >> Reporter: HE WENT TO GET HURT, BUT HE WILL FIX THOSE WHO DO. >> MOST OF THEM ARE ANKLE INJURIES. >> Reporter: HE SERVED IN WORLD WAR II. >> THIS IS WHERE I SAW A LOT OF THEM. >> Reporter: IT WAS THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE . >> THEY CAME BACK WITH SHRAPNEL IN THEIR ARMS AND WE TOOK IT OUT . >> Reporter: HIS FATHER WAS A DOCTOR. HOUSE CALLS FOR TWO DOLLARS. >> IF YOU DELIVERED A BABY, IT WAS $15 BUT TWINS WERE $20 . I WAS TRAINED TO DO IT ALL. >> Reporter: AND THEN WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL CAME CALLING SO HE BECAME THE ONE TO GO TO THE GAME. SO MANY GAMES. 1949 UNTIL 2019. >> I JUST ENJOYED IT. IT COMES FROM YOUR ASSOCIATION WITH YOUR FAMILY. SO MANY KIDS DO NOT HAVE A FAMILY. WE WOULD HAVE A LOT OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO GO IN ABOUT. I CAN LOOK BACK AND SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WE SAVE THEIR LIVES. >> Reporter: OR ANY OF YOUR BROTHERS STILL LIVING? >> NO. I OUTLIVED THEM ALL. LAST YEAR I RAISED 300 TOMATO PLANTS . THIS IS A PERSONAL FRIEND OF MINE. ALL OF THAT ON THE WALL I APPRECIATE ALL OF THAT. I HAVE MET SOME GREAT PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS. >> Reporter: AND SOME GREAT PLAYERS OVER 70 YEARS. >> I HAVE HAD A GREAT LIFE WITH GREAT MEMORIES.