It is with profound sadness the family of Eddie Carmack regretfully announces his passing on January 26, in Oklahoma City, OK, after complications from a traumatic brain injury in a near fatal motorcycle accident a few short years ago.
Eddie was born in Houston, Texas and was the youngest of four children. He attended school in the Spring Branch School district, and after high school married his first wife Cindy and had two beautiful girls, Courtney and Heather.
Eddie later moved to Huntsville where he lived most of his adult life. He married his second wife Shelly and adopted her very young son Colton. They moved to Willis, Texas and in a short time they had a daughter, Kinzy. Eddie was very supportive of Colton's BMX racing, traveling all over the United States to compete in races, and cheered Kinzy on at her many basketball games.
He received his engineering degree through night school and spent his life working as a master machinist with Brown Oil Tools/Baker Hughes for over 30 years. He was fondly known as "Big Momma" by his peers. Eddie also found the Lord during this time and became a born-again Christian who lived a life of principles and maintained a high standard of morals and values.
Eddie was very proud of his children and how they grew to be outstanding young adults. He enjoyed spending time with his entire family, attending many weekend gatherings over the years, which involved a lot of fish fries, volleyball, Frisbee and even tennis. He was a proud supporter of our military men and women and gladly volunteered with the Texas Honor Ride and Patriot Guard Riders, who escorted our fallen heroes to their resting place.
Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Billy Mitcham, Sr., and his birth father Earl Carmack. He is survived by his mother, Lori Mitcham; his children, Courtney Oney (husband Matt), Heather Carmack, Colton Carmack, and Kinzy Carmack; grandson Abram; his siblings Steve Miller (wife Olivia), Gary Miller, Sherry Carter (husband Rodney), and Debbie Mitcham. Eddie will be fondly remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.
A private ceremony was held in his honor on February 3, attended by family and close friends. Even while Eddie lived his remaining days in Oklahoma, he always dreamed of returning to the Piney Woods of Huntsville. His family granted this final request by spreading his ashes at his favorite fishing hole in those same woods. May he rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Eddie may be made to Operation Homefront, 1355 Central Parkway S, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78232, or online at www.operationhomefront.org.
Published on February 9, 2018