Mr. Vernie H. "Mutt" Carmichael, 87, of Leachville, passed away early Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home. Born at El Paso, Ark., he was the son of the late Archie and Onie Taylor Carmichael and had lived in the Leachville area for the past 70 years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Carlene Collins Carmichael in 2010. Mr. Carmichael was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, and a believer of God's faith.
He is survived by five sons, Gerald Carmichael of Leachville, Ronnie Carmichael of Manila, Paul Carmichael of Cardwell, Winky Carmichael of Manila, Kenny Carmichael of Manila; nine daughters, Deborah Horton of Marshall, Charlotte Carmichael of Blytheville, Vickie Lollar of Clinton, Tenn., Judy Duke of Lebanon, Mo., Lisa Alsup of Caraway, Kimberly Junyor of Leachville, Frances Lancaster of Leachville, Louise Wilbanks of Jonesboro, Mary Morris of Leachville. Mr. Carmichael also leaves numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Graig Stull officiating. Burial will follow in Caraway Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home.
Guest register is howardfuneralservice.com.