C. W. “Mike” Carmichael, 91, of Woodstock passed on to be with the Lord on June 7, 2017. Born on August 23, 1925 in Madison, Georgia to C.W. Sr. and Vivian Carmichael, Mike was raised in Cuthbert. Early on, it was evident that he was strongly drawn to the outdoors. After graduating Cuthbert High School, Mike attended Emory University for a year before joining the Navy to support the war effort. He served as an Aviation Machinists Mate First Class from July 1943 until his Honorable Discharge in Sept 1946. Upon returning to (Atlanta), he continued his education at Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management with a Minor in Architecture in 1951. Later that year, Mike met the love of his life Roline “Rhett” Thompson and they were married on October 1, 1953. He embarked on a successful and very well respected career as a Building Contractor in the Greater Atlanta area into the 1990’s.
Mike held various offices through the years in the Seekers class at Roswell United Methodist Church. He found fulfillment as a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 431, Habitat for Humanity Builder and as an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, golfer and bridge player.
Mike is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rhett of Thomaston, Georgia; son and Entrepreneur Andrew A. (Andy) of Woodstock; son and daughter-in-law U.S Air Force Master Sergeant (Retired) Patrick T. (Pat) and Elizabeth G. (Beth) of Midlothian, TX; grandchildren Lindsey E. Fonte and Andrew K. (Drew) of Woodstock, Georgia and Kalia Carmichael of Midlothian, Texas. Mike was preceded in death by his only sibling, sister Corrine Recer of Midland, Texas.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-9:00 pm at Northside Chapel in Roswell, Georgia. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Roswell United Methodist Church Chapel with Reverend Nancy Lane officiating. After a brief reception, a procession with culminate at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia where he will be laid to rest next to his Mother and Father on the lands they developed together. “Love God, love ourselves, love others”