OBITUARY

John William Carmichael

May 27, 1918March 6, 2013

CARMICHAEL, JOHN WILLIAM – age 94, of Knoxville, passed away, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. John retired from KUB, with 25 years of service. He was an Honor Veteran in the U.S. Army, 610th Engineers in World War II. John also was in the Battle of the Bulge, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes Rhineland, Central Europe, and in five major battles. He also served nine years in the Reserves Corps, during the Korean War, and had one year of Commercial Flight training. He was a Boy Scout Leader, loved traveling, belonged to a camping club, a bowling league, and loved racing cars. John was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. He was a part of the greatest generation. Preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva Kelly Carmichael; parents, William and Adah Vittetoe Carmichael; sister, Kathleen Collins; and brothers, Jack and Ed Carmichael. Survived by wife, Wanda Jones Carmichael; sisters, Adah (Albert) Parker, of Chattanooga, Dorothy (Jack) Berrier, of Seymour, Becky Vandergriff of North Carolina, Betty White of Harrison, TN, Billie Fontis, of Las Vegas; special friends, Juanita Britt of Morristown, TN, Shane Ogle of Knoxville; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, March 8, 2013, from 4pm to 6pm, with the service to follow at 6pm, at Berry Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Vandergriff and Doug Parker officiating. Family and friends will meet at Berry Funeral Home, Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 11am, and go in procession to Highland South Cemetery for a 12pm interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be offered online at www.berryfuneral.com Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.

Services

  • visitation Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2013
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March 10, 2013

My sympathy to the family. John was a wonderful person.
Barbara Carmichael Hayes (Uncle Horace and Aunt Lucy's youngest daughter)

Billie Christine Deaton

March 9, 2013

It's always so sad and leaves a hole in one's life to lose a loved one, but it seems that John lived life well and fully...and 94 years. How wonderful. His life is to be celebrated. Agape'

floyd & aileen collins

March 9, 2013

Wanda, Our hearts weep and sends it's love,sympathy and condolences to you and John's family. We know he has peace now and is in a better place.

March 9, 2013

Goodbye to a great man and former neighbor on Beech St. RIP and my condolences to his family and loved ones
Pete Holt

Tami Carmichael Whelahan

March 9, 2013

We were so sorry to hear about John. I didn't know until I talked to daddy tonight. You are in my thoughts and prayers. The Whelahan Family

Essie Stanfill

March 8, 2013

May God comfort you during this sad time and in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Essie Stanfill

Gail Kennedy

March 8, 2013

words can not truely say how my heart is so full of sadness but yet so happy for uncle John he became like a uncle to me many many years ago when i was very very young and will akways be my uncle John in my heart and my life.see you when I get HOME LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER GAIL

Karen Milani

March 8, 2013

Mr. Carmichael lived next door to Giffin School when I was principal there in the late 80's. I remember him as being such a good neighbor; he always kept watch on the school property when school was not in session. He was a good man, and I enjoyed talking to him during those years. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Former principal, Giffin Elementary School, Karen Milani

Julia Rose

March 8, 2013

While we are mourning the loss of our Uncle John, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. I believe a great shout of joy went up when he arrived home.

Larry Cole

March 8, 2013

Rest in peace Uncle John.