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Alvin James Carmichael
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1923
Hill County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 2012
Hood County
Texas, USA

Alvin James Carmichael of Pecan Plantation in Granbury, Texas passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 after a short illness. Alvin was born at Woodbury, Texas, July 8, 1923, to Conway Dodson and Alpha Swink Carmichael.

His passion in life was coaching. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II as a glider mechanic, including a stint in Sicily. On April 14, 1950, he married Hazel Charlene Maxwell from Bynum, who shared life and children with him until her untimely death in 1987. Alvin was twice-blessed when he married Betty Jean Tyra Wilson, originally from Aquilla, on July 3, 1988, and lived with her in happiness until his death.

Coach Carmichael was graduated from Texas Christian University in 1951. In 1960, he obtained a Master's Degree from the current University of North Texas. He later studied at San Jose State University. He taught Mathematics. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is renowned in the Whitney area for two successful football head coaching careers there, one in the fifties and one in the seventies. He served as a head coach at Navarro College and Lancaster High School as well as coaching or teaching at South Grand Prairie High School and Hillsboro, Abbott, and Frost. He was a long-time member of the Texas High School Coaches Association.

Many men owe their strength of character to Coach. To him, a sport can be intense competition but also a method of teaching life lessons. Coach Carmichael loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Carmichael; children, Charles Alvin Carmichael, James Dwight Carmichael, Bobby Dodd Carmichael and Edward Lee Donahue; grand children; great- grand children, brother and sisters, Geneva Keeton, John Carmichael, and Betty DeCorcey. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Loveless Carmichael and Conway Carmichael and a sister, Martha Sparkman.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Chapel in Hillsboro. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Garden of Memory near Hillsboro.

Family links: 
  Conway Dodson Carmichael (1883 - 1969)
  Alpha Swink Carmichael (1897 - 1987)
  Charlene Carmichael (1931 - 1987)
  Alvin James Carmichael (1923 - 2012)
  John Dodson Carmichael (1925 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Garden of Memory Cemetery
Hill County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Dec 07, 2012
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Alvin James Carmichael
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 Added: Dec. 7, 2012
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