Roger Carmichael

Obituary of Roger Stanley Carmichael

Roger S. Carmichael January 18, 1943 – May 19, 2022 Roger S. Carmichael peacefully passed into the more immediate presence of his Savior on May 19, 2022, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after a brave month-long battle with serious illness. Roger was born on January 18, 1943, in High Point, NC to the late TR and Mae Carmichael. He was married to his college sweetheart Linda Strickland Carmichael for 49 years until her passing in 2013. Roger was also preceded in death by his brother David and sister-in-law Bettie, and his sister Marilyn. Also greeting Roger in heaven with many kisses and tail wags are his much-loved grand-dogs Charlie, Monty, and Sylvester. Roger is survived by his son Gary of Folly Beach, SC and his daughter Lauren (Doug Simpson) of Greensboro, NC. He is also survived by his much-loved grand-dogs Artemus, Freddie, and Sammy. Roger graduated from Ragsdale High School and earned a BS degree from High Point College in 1965. Roger was happily retired from his many years of work as an industrial engineer. Roger’s love for music drew him back to playing his trombone with the Winston-Salem Community Band in 1973 and then the Greensboro Concert Band. He later joined the Burt Massengale Big Band and the Greensboro Big Band, entertaining the summertime crowds at Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park. At the time of his passing, Roger was a member of the Philharmonia of Greensboro, the Danville Symphony Orchestra, the Salem Civic Orchestra, and the Fairview Moravian Church band. Roger was a talented musician. He was proud to add his musical gift to the long and rich tradition of music ministry in the Moravian Church. Playing his trombone, tuba, and helicon were some of the greatest joys of Roger’s life. He also enjoyed his years of playing golf, riding motorcycles, photography, and tinkering around in his garage. A memorial service will be held at Fairview Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC, on September 10, 2022, at 2:00 PM. Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials may be made to Fairview Moravian Church, Trellis Supportive Care of Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Lauren and Gary would like to thank the neighbors, friends, church members, and band mates who looked out for our dad and helped him over the past several years. We are grateful for your kindness and generosity. “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses…I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 4:7

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Fairview Moravian Church
6550 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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