Obituary: Richard Carmichael

August 11, 1972 – April 14, 2024

Richard “Smoke” Carmichael, 51, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born August 11, 1972, he was the son of Lowell Carmichael and Wilma Martin Jackson. He married Lena Kast in Louisville on December 31, 1993, and she survives.

Richard graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1991. He was a US Army Veteran and loved fishing and stock car racing. Richard was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Richard is his mother, Wilma Jackson (David), of Bedford; sister, Meghan Carmichael of Bloomington; one daughter, Natasha LaPointe (Tristen) of Mitchell; two sons, Deriek Carmichael (Riley) of Solsberry; Evan Kast (Megan) of Bloomington; grandchildren, Makynlee, Ryan, Aidyn, Skyler, Sylus, Laneah, Mazie, Kyndall, and Adalyn; Aunt and Uncle Virginia and Don Harrison of Bedford; cat, Lexie; along with a large extended family.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Carmichael; sister, Kimberly Harod; and brother, Chester Nelson.

Cremation has been chosen, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Instead of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Richard to the White River Humane Society or the family.

Arrangements for Mr. Carmichael have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

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