Dr. John Leslie Carmichael passed away 26 November 2022 at home with his family beside him.
The eldest son of Dr. John Leslie and Grace Donald Carmichael, John was born in Fairfield, Alabama on 5 April 1930. John graduated from Phillips High School in Birmingham in 1947, then attended Vanderbilt University, graduating with a degree in economics. Two years of service with the Army in Germany were followed by pursuit of a Master's degree in political science from Columbia University. Immediately upon its accomplishment, he entered George Washington University, where he obtained a Juris Doctor degree.
Moving to New Orleans, John joined Shell Oil Corporation as a lawyer with the land department. Several years later, he began work on his PhD in political science at the University of Alabama, during which time he married Neva H. Kyser, "Debby", of Memphis, Tennessee. Joining UAB, John became one of the founding members of the political science department, teaching American Constitutional Law as well as political science until his retirement.
Dr. Carmichael was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his wife, his daughter Lesley Carmichael Lloyd (Bart), grandsons George Emory, Branum Carmichael, and John Bartow Lloyd, brothers Drs. Erskine, Donald (Mary Alice), and Glenn Carmichael, sister Grace Carmichael Finkel (Joe), numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and his beloved golden retriever Sundance.
We wish to express our deepest appreciation for the support and comfort of Oasis Hospice and their associates: Hattie Files, Ivey Rensaker, Michelle Hammon, and Brother David Carpenter.
A graveside interment will be held in Selma, Alabama, at Live Oak Cemetery at the Kyser plot on Saturday, December 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.
Memorials may be sent to the Feed My Sheep ministry at South Highland Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, or to the charity of one's choice.