Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
Home DeBusk Photos DeBusk Page
  Claude Elijah Carmichael 

Claude Elijah Carmichael son of Charlie Columbus Carmichael and Beulah Jane DeBusk was born 10 Sep 1924 in Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas and died 07 Feb 2012 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. He married Wilma June Chastain 02 Nov 1946 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Grosvenor, Brown County, Texas. 

Obituary of Claude Elijah Carmichael

Claude E. Carmichael was born September 10, 1924 in Brown County to Charles C. and Beulah DeBusk Carmichael. He attended schools in Brownwood, graduating from Brownwood High School in 1942. After attending Howard Payne College for one year, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He attended training classes at Southwestern Louisiana and Notre Dame University. He served on the SS Soloma in the Panama and Philippine Island territories and was discharged in 1946. He was married to June Chastain in November of 1946 and later received his BS degree from Howard Payne College in 1948. He was a member of the Howard Payne track team of 1948 that was honored at Homecoming 2008. He received a Masters of Education degree from East Texas State University, (now Texas A&M at Commerce) in 1950. He began his teaching career in Forney, Texas, serving as elementary school principal and assistant high school coach. He taught and coached in the Brownwood Independent School District for 32 years at Central Elementary, Northwest Elementary, and South Elementary.


He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as Junior Boys Sunday School teacher and as Royal Ambassadors Director. He also served on other various committees. He served on the Board of Directors of the Fairview Cemetery and as President of the Fairview Cemetery Association for several years. He had been a member of the Texas State Teachers Association and the Brown County Retired Teachers Association. He is survived by his wife, June Chastain of Brownwood; two sons, C. E. Carmichael and wife Jennie and Jimmy Carmichael; four grandchildren, Stacie Earnest and husband Keith, Betsy Schara and husband Rivers, Andrew Carmichael and wife Alli, and Erin Hudson and husband Josh; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Grady Chastain and wife Pat; two sisters-in-law, Betty Flynn and Allene Davis and her husband Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Howard Carmichael and wife Catherine; a sister, Lucille Williams Carmichael; and a granddaughter.

From Findagrave by John Baumer Record added: Feb 08, 2012  Find A Grave Memorial# 84704108