RICHMOND, Ind. — John A. Prall V, 71, of Richmond, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Reid Hospital.
Born June 25, 1940, in Danville to John A. Prall IV and Dorothy Miller Prall, he lived in Richmond since 1967.
John was a 1958 graduate of Parksville High School in Boyle County, earned a bachelor’s of science degree and a Master’s of Arts in Education from Eastern Kentucky University. He was a teacher at Fort Knox, and the principal of Centerville and Rose Hamilton elementaries.
John retired in 1997 after 30 years as principal for Richmond Community Schools at Crestdale, Glen Hills, Joseph Moore, Southview and Starr elementary schools.
He was a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church and former member of St. John Lutheran Church for more than 30 years, holding many offices. John was a member of the Indiana State Principals’ Association, Centerville Lion’s Club, Stephen Minister, Good Shepherd for Richmond Reading Academy and a volunteer at Reid Hospital for many years. John’s life was volunteering and he never missed an opportunity to help, talk to or care for others.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Ellen Feltman Prall; son, J. Andrew (Jennifer) Prall VI of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) Whisnant of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Emily, Eddie, and Johnny VII; brothers, Roger W. (Vicky) of Mississippi and Thomas (Edna) Prall of Kentucky; nephew, Ashley (Melanie) Prall of Kentucky; niece, Robyn Prall of Mississippi; and many close friends and a legacy of many successful students.
He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Prall IV; his mother, Dorothy Miller Embry; sister, Suzanne Kaba; and nephew, Travis Prall.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at First Presbyterian Church, 100 North 10th St., Richmond, with the Rev. David Layman and the Rev. John Place officiating. Entombment will be in the Earlham Memorial Mausoleum.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 100 North 10th St., Richmond, IN 47374, or St. John Lutheran Church, 501 South 7th St., Richmond, IN 47374, or American Heart Association/Stroke Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.