Mr. James Pomeroy Carmichael Jr.

September 6, 1926 – May 17, 2021

Mr. James Pomeroy Carmichael, Junior, a lifelong resident of Valley Head, AL passed away Monday, May 17, 2021.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Carmichael Thomas (Bob) and Emma Suzanne Carmichael; his grandchildren, William Robert Thomas (Katherine), Kathryn Thomas Lucas (Trent), Lucy Ricketts Steffens (Brandon), John Carmichael Ricketts (Sarah) and Mary Virginia Pauline Ricketts; his great-grandchildren, Stella Elizabeth Thomas, Perry Elizabeth Lucas, Oliver Henry LeFevre-Ricketts and Theodore James LeFevre-Ricketts. He is also survived by daughters-in-law, Betsy Bethea Kopecky and Elaine Ashe Taylor. He is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Doris Helms Carmichael and his second wife, Betty Smith Carmichael; his sons, James Larry Carmichael and William Gary Carmichael; and his grandson, James Henry Ricketts.

Mr. Carmichael owned a full-service station in Valley Head and served 47 years on the Board of Directors for the Sand Mountain Electric Co-op. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Merchant Marine Corp during WWII. He was a member of the Valley Head Masonic Lodge and served as a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Fort Payne. He loved Valley Head and was proud to be a part of its civic life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the James P. and Doris H. Carmichael Family Endowed Scholarship (which will be given to DeKalb students who attend the University of Alabama). Checks should be made to The Alumni Fund (denote the Carmichael Family Endowed Scholarship) and mailed to NAA Endowed Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 861928, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Attention:  Deborah Parr.


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Date of Funeral: Graveside Service on Friday, May 21 2021. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Funeral Location: Valley Head Cemetery

Funeral Time: 11:00 AM

Officiating: Dr. Pat McFadden


Date of Burial: Friday, May 21, 2021
Burial Location: Valley Head Cemetery

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Sue sauer matthews from Ider wrote on May 24, 2021 at 2:34 pm
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You have wonderful parents that were so giving and kind. Your mother was truly amazing and your father was fun and would help anyone without thoughts of who they were, but what he and your mother could do to help them. Thisy community and world were better for them being in it. My prayers are for your family.
David Helms from Trion wrote on May 21, 2021 at 1:29 pm
So sorry for Your Loss. Mr. Jim was A Great Man and always had a Smile!!!
Mark Ricketts from Hoover wrote on May 20, 2021 at 3:27 pm
My heart felt condolences at the passing of Mr Carmichael

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