Funeral services for Bill Carmichall, 95, lifelong resident of Blum, will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Payne officiating. John Smithwick, Lee Smithwick, Zac Howell, Ben Morris, Todd Nelson, and Dale Sweeny will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in the Blum Cemetery. There is no set visitation time for friends to pay respects to the family, however all are welcome to sign the register book at the funeral home whenever possible.
Bill Carmichall passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, in Lubbock. He was born to Joseph Ernest and Anna Lee Coody Carmichall on December 12, 1927, in Blum. He married Barbara Ann Borden on March 18, 1955, in Blum. They were married just 12 days shy of 68 years at the time of her death in March. Bill loved his hometown of Blum and felt like it was the only place to be. Bill was a member of the King Memorial Methodist Church in Whitney. He served in the United States Army during World War II. After 25 years, he retired as the Glass Department Supervisor at John Manville. Bill was a devoted family man with a giving nature and helping spirit. He was a cowboy at heart and spent countless hours working his land, cattle and other livestock or breaking horses just to name a few things that kept him busy. In his downtime, he enjoyed watching old western movies. Bill’s sense of family, character and integrity will live on for generations to follow and he will be missed greatly. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and siblings, Bobby Carmichall, Jimmy Carmichall, Charlene Jackson and Mary Alice Carmichall.
Survivors include his son, Brett Carmichall and his wife, Letha; daughter, Brenda Smithwick and her husband, Lee; grandchildren, Megan Carrell & her husband, Austin, John Michael Smithwick, and Lauren Smithwick; great grandchildren, Addilyn Carrell and Larry Deacon Carrell; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.