Retired Alamance County Sheriff’s deputy, Former NWA World Tag Team Champion dies
Don Kernodle recently retired from the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. Kernodle was a former NWA World Tag Team Champion.
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of one of their former deputies.
Don Kernodle, 71, recently retired from the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. Kernodle was a former NWA World Tag Team Champion.
Steve Johnson, a writer for Slam Wrestling said he knew Kernodle or the “Kernodledoodle,” personally and that he was a “wonderful man.”
He grew up in Burlington. Johnson said he held a notable collegiate wrestling career at Elon University before going pro.
Don Kernodle was an Alamance County Sheriff’s deputy and a former NWA World Tag Team Champion
The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office posted in part on Facebook, “His circle was wide, and he was loved by all. Don, thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us. You will be missed.”
Johnson said one of his tag team partners was Sgt. Slaughter. He talked about one of their historic matches at the Greensboro Coliseum.
He said Kernodle was a wrestling fan from age seven and loved to entertain and compete. He also loved to serve his community.
After A Tremendous Day With Mongo Yesterday, I Arrived Back At The Hotel To Hear That My Friend Don Kernodle Had Passed. One Of My Best Friends And A Great Wrestler In The 70’s & 80’s. I Cannot Thank You Enough For The Friendship And Great Times We Shared. RIP! ?????? pic.twitter.com/2m4jGaLYqH
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) May 18, 2021