William S. Carmichael, age 83, went to be with his Lord at 8:15 a.m. on July 1, 2017.
William (Bill) was born in Greater Manchester, England, on Dec. 15, 1933, the son of William Carmichael and Lillian (Wootton) Carmichael. The family moved to the United States in 1939. Bill married Lois Grabill on July 17, 1953.
As a teenager, Bill went with his parents and sister as missionaries to the Gold Coast, West Africa (now Ghana).
Bill returned to Michigan for his education and graduated from Fremont High School and Grand Rapids Baptist Bible Institute and Seminary. In 1955, he and Lois joined Evangelical Baptist Missions and did church planting in Mali, West Africa, Scotland, the EBM Home office in Kokomo and in England with EBM and later with Ambassadors International Ministries Inc. They retired after 48 years in foreign missions and joined the staff of Bible Baptist Church, Kokomo, Indiana as an associate pastor where he has served for the past 14 years.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, and little sister, Ruth. Surviving family are his wife Lois; their four children, son, David (Jackie) Carmichael, son, Philip (Alana) Carmichael, daughter, Monique (Stan) Griswold, and son, Stephen (Mayvis) Carmichael; 10 grandchildren, Sean, Jason, Christie, Richard, Kimberly, Jonathan, Michelle, Stanley, Andrew, and Alessandra, and nine great-grandchildren. Also a sister, Ann (Wallace) Alcorn and a brother, Paul Carmichael.
We want to express our thanks to Dr. Tonya Brown, Doctors Gupta, Ennis and Spoljeric, and the nurses and therapists at Saint Vincent Hospital, Kokomo, for their love and care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Ambassadors International Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 627, Longmont, CO 80502. Donations will benefit the Pines Christian Care Center for Children in Welkom, South Africa.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at Bible Baptist Church, 2635 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Keith Treadway officiating. Burial will follow in New London Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on July 3, 2017