Joe W. Carmack, 81, of Forsyth died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Grove, OK. Graveside services will at 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 9th in the Brown Cemetery, Kissee Mills with Pastor Dennis Winzenried officiating.

Joseph Warner Carmack was born Wednesday, April 7, 1937 in Tulsa, OK to Leo and Alpha (Lemon) Carmack. He was raised in Tulsa and attended Lowe Elementary and graduated from Central High School in the class of 1955. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two years. After the Navy, he moved back to Tulsa and opened a retail liquor store "Carmacks." He met Shirley D. Holt in Tulsa. They were married December 10, 1960 in Miami, OK. Together they and owned and operated "Carmack's Lakeside Resort and Marina on Lake Hudson, OK. They operated the resort for twenty-two years. They sold the resort and moved to Forsyth in 1996. Joe then worked as a Real Estate agent and broker in the area and worked for Stonebridge Condominiums in Branson. Shirley died in 2013. Joe reconnected with long-time friend, Shirley Hugill in 2016. They moved to Grove, OK where Joe spent his final days surrounded by family and friends.

Joe was a warm caring, "Big Teddy Bear" that was very loving. He was extremely intelligent and very outgoing. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge and was an avid reader and history buff. He also enjoyed fishing and traveling. He was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Forsyth.

He is survived by his fiancé, Shirley Hugill of Grove, OK; adopted children, Kristian Armstrong of Grove, OK, Kellie and Zoe Armstrong also of Grove; niece, Rebecca Gilmore of IL; nephews, Charles and Greg Carmack of Tulsa, and Bill Ross of Overland Park, KS; special friend, Bruce Paul of Strang, OK.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Carmack; two brothers, Robert and Charles Carmack and one sister, Patricia Harris.

Memorials in memory of Joe Carmack may be made to The Resident Fund at Forsyth Nursing and Rehab Center, P.O. Box 640 Forsyth, MO 65653.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.

Mr. Joseph "Joe" Carmack
April 7, 1937 - July 3, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home