James Willie CarmichaelJune 25, 1943 ~ June 20, 2017 (age 73)
James Willie Carmichael passed away on June 20, 2017 at Scotland Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Born and raised in Rowland, North Carolina, the son of John and Gladys (Bowens) Carmichael, he resided in North Carolina until joining the US Airforce during the Vietnam war where he served honorably both abroad and in the United States as part of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) before setting in Springfield, Massachusetts.
After serving with the military he worked as an investigator for the US Fair Housing Commission, and later represented the city of Springfield, Massachusetts as a court official where he was known for his kindness and fairness. During this time, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to retiring, he earned a Master Barber’s license and was co-owner of a barber shop in Springfield. In his later years, he relocated back to North Carolina and settled in Laurinburg.
He leaves his wife of 55 years, Lula (Mosby) Carmichael; two sons, Ronnie G. Carmichael of Hope Mills, NC; Kenneth Carmichael of Boston, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Toccara Daily of Springfield Massachusetts, James E. Carmichael and Alexandria J. Carmichael of Hope Mills, North Carolina; two great-grandsons; two sisters and two brothers, Mary H. Carmichael of Willingboro, NJ, Janice Monroe of Washington, DC, Reverend William F. Carmichael of Rowland, NC, and Paul Monroe of Fayetteville, NC; along with nieces, nephews and close friends.