Howard Marcus Carmical, 80, of Redfield passed from this life on January 12, 2021. He was born August 11, 1940 in Cabot, Arkansas to the late Howard R. and Cora M. Winn Carmical. Howard retired after many years of dedicated service to the Kroger Company. After his retirement, he enjoyed crafting walking sticks, many of which he provided to survivors of cancer or other tragedy’s. He was a member of River Road Church and served his community for over forty-five years as a member of the Redfield Volunteer Fire Department. He got his start when the fire brigade was all female. The pump truck had a hand-operated siren, that didn’t allow for the driver to operate it. Howard’s sister recruited him to drive the truck so she could work the siren, and he never left. He will forever be remembered as a loving and hardworking husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Howard was at his happiest when he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila Elaine Carmical and brother, Spencer Carmical.
Survivors include this loving wife of sixty years, Martha Kimmel Carmical; children, Steve Carmical of Redfield, Donna (Augustine) Montiho of Sheridan, Jeanie Carmical of Redfield, Jester (Amanda) Carmical of Redfield and Eric Carmical of Hawaii. Other survivors include ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; siblings, Mable Morris, Grady Carmical, Molly Browne and Wanda Carmical along with a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be 10am, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at River Road Church in Redfield with Reverend Glen Flemmons officiating. Interment will follow at Redfield Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 15, 2021 from 6pm until 8pm at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Howard’s memory may be made to River Road Church, 1209 River Road, Redfield, Arkansas 72123 or The Redfield Volunteer Fire Department, 212 Brodie St, Redfield, AR 72132.
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