Lt. Col. Robert Wylie Carmichael Jr., 76, passed away May 25,2019. He was born Feb. 22, 1943 in Nevada City, California and resided in Orange Park, Florida. Upon completing Florida Southern College in 1966 he joined the USAF. His awards and citations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars , Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars and the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award. After his retirement Bob founded Mail Management Services in Melbourne, FL until deciding to retire a second time in 2009.
He enjoyed traveling the United States with BJ, where he never met a stranger. Diving in the Florida Keys, geocaching, and volunteering in our parks and refuges provided much joy in his life. Some of his favorite times were spent camping with friends and family not only in the United States but Europe as well. Bob was a longstanding member of the Melbourne Rotary Club and current member of Sunset Rotary Club of Orange Park.
He is survived by his loving wife Betty Jo Carmichael(BJ), daughter Jennifer Wagstaff (Rob), son Garrett Carmichael (Rosanna) and 2 granddaughters Reagan and Addison Wagstaff. His large, extended family Carmichael, dear friend, Kathryn Hardage and numerous nieces,and cousins. He was preceeded in death by his parents Robert and June Medlin Carmichael. Love of family, friends, country and God were the driving forces in his life.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday June 1, 2019 at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 Palmetto Ave. Melbourne FL 32901. Internment will be at a later date. The family requests that In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Road Middleburg, FL 32068. Please leave words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.