Ronald Jerome Krall

July 13, 1940November 4, 2020

HIGH POINT – Ronald Jerome Krall, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at his residence.

He was a native of Beaver County, PA, and a son of the late James Bernard Krall and the late Maryanna Robinsky Krall. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his brothers, James Krall and Leonard Krall; and sister, Loretta Krall.

He left Conway, Pa in 1958 to head to college at North Carolina State University, where he majored in Education and also played football.

He was a teacher and football coach for much of his career, with stops in Enfield, NC; Richmond County, NC; and finally at High Point Central, where under his leadership, an elusive football state championship was finally captured in 1979.

Mr. Krall then went back to school and earned his Master’s degree in Administration to work as a principal at several area schools, finishing up his working career at High Point Central. He is survived by his wife, Betty Krall; son, Ron Krall of Chicago, IL; granddaughter, Holly Krall; sister, Yvonne Burkett and family; special niece, Heather and family; sister-in-law, Sissy & Ted; sister-in-law, Shari; niece, Jennifer and family; nephew, Lenny and family; and many more nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania.

A private inurnment will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to either Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Johnson Street, High Point, NC or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 59, Memphis, TN 38101.

Online condolences may be made to the family at The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to his loving and dedicated caregivers, Kim and Lester Rorie. Additionally, the family wishes to also extend the same heartfelt appreciation to the nurses of Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point.

Sechrest Funeral Service is honored to assist the Krall family.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Ray Viverette

November 13, 2020

Ron Krall was my first coach back in Enfield, NC. As a teacher and coach he was an unforgettable man, who made a lasting impression on me. God Bless his family with peace and comfort.

Nathaniel “Jeff “ Thomas

November 11, 2020

I will lift up my eyes to the hills from which cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord. The Lord who made Heaven and Earth. Betty and Ronnie the Lord will help you too.
Ron Krall was not only my Coach, he was my friend. He was a major reason why I moved to High Point. He helped me to be successful in my career and in many parts of my life . I have known him since I was 14 years old. He was my confidant and always gave great advice. I love Coach and his Family very much . He will truly be missed.
Betty and Ronnie , may God put his loving arms around you ; and comfort you and your Family in these difficult times.
Love always,
Jeff Thomas

Bill Bumgarner

November 11, 2020

I was saddened by the news that Coach had passed away. He coached me at High Point Central during our State 4-A Championship Run. Awesome Coach, incredible mentor, patient teacher, inclusive and accepting, honest, caring, sincere Christian and a great leader are all things that I would say about coach. He inspired me to be a better person. Even after football ended, I would go to coach for advice and he always had time for me and all of my teammates. His advice was always spot on. I celebrate Ron's life as a life well lived. Continued prayers for Mrs. Krall and for Ronnie. Coach will always remain one of my favorite people. I will miss him, but I will always cherish all he meant to me. I know that he is in God's care for eternity. God bless Ron Krall.

Ed Tkatch

November 9, 2020

A dear friend since high school when we played football together.
Enjoyed our visits w/ Ron & Betty each year as we stopped on our way to Florida and back to Ohio. Remember our summer workouts together as we prepared for our college football seasons. May the Good Lord take you into his Heavenly Kingdom.
In my prayers,

Michael Limerez

November 9, 2020

Dear Betty,
We send you our deepest condolences. Ron was a great tennis partner and friend and we miss him always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Michael and Margery

jo carol Hufford

November 9, 2020

Ron had a terrible disease that robbed him of enjoying his family and friends. He was well taken care of by his loving wife Betty.
He touched so many young lives through his coaching and he was well though of in our community. May he Rest In Peace and may his family find comfort in wonderful memories.

Jo Carol

Dr. Randy Bledsoe

November 8, 2020

Coach Krall will always be remembered as a great coach, teacher, mentor and friend. I will forever be indebted to Coach Krall for giving me an opportunity to coach at HP Central. He was an inspiration, encourager and mentor to me throughout my career as a teacher/coach, high school principal and as a superintendent. He taught all of us the importance of teamwork, paying attention to details, being a gentlemen and placing family first. Prayers for Mrs. Krall and Ronnie.

Lori Mancuso

November 8, 2020

Dearest Betty! I am so sorry to read of Ron’s passing. You spoke about him so often and so lovingly. My heart is with you. Love, Lori

Holly Trull

November 8, 2020

I feel so blessed to have known Ron, Betty, and Ronnie. My best memory of Ron was when a big group of us went to Big Piney Wyoming. Ron was full of stories, both true and somewhat true. We laughed and laughed the whole trip. My favorite memory was when we were leaving and we stopped in a neighboring town at an ice cream shop. There were a bunch of high school kids in there, and he asked them if their school ever played Big Piney High School. They said yes and he said with a straight face, "Well, I'm the mayor of Big Piney." Those kids were so impressed that they bought his ice cream. There were so many hilarious stories every time we saw him. He was a great friend, coach, and mentor to my sons. He will be greatly missed.
Love, Holly, Time, Milas and Max

John Cheek

November 8, 2020

I want to share my condolences to Betty and Ronnie-what a great family! I had the pleasure of working with Ron as a teacher, coach, and friend during the late 70’s and early 80’s. I learned so much from him - the way he treated all players the same( I am sure some of his favorites weren’t stars)- the way he cared about all students -the way he made things fun for us and the student/athletes. He was positive influence on many . Thank you Ron!! John Cheek and family


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