Jerry Carmickle

09/16/1958 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 03/19/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 03/20/2020
Time: 3:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm


Jerry Carmickle passed away on March 13, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers for immediate family only. We will celebrate his life of 61 years at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel also for immediate family only. In support of our city officials and the well being of our community, we are asking for friends and acquaintances to participate in services via our webcasting services. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.

Jerry was born on September 16, 1958 in Lubbock, Texas to the late Lloyd and Lucille Carmickle. In 1983, he received his R.N. degree from Methodist School of Nursing where he met and married the love of his life, Lisa Carmickle. Together, they had two daughters, Amber and Ashley. Jerry went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Texas A&M University in 1996. For 37 years, he worked for the same company, Fresenius Kidney Care, as a nurse. Jerry loved his job, he loved the people he worked with, and he loved his patients. Jerry was a true family man who loved spending time with his wife, two daughters, his granddaughters Sarah and Sadie, and his son-in-law Joe. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Lubbock and volunteered to support its homeless ministry at St. Benedict’s Chapel. He will be remembered by his friends and family as the kind of person who always put others first. Jerry would go out of his way to help someone in need – whether that be a family member, a friend, a patient, or a complete stranger.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Carmickle; two daughters, Amber Carmichael and husband, Joe, and Ashley Carmickle; two granddaughters, Sarah and Sadie; two sisters, Kay Kirkpatrick and husband, Jack, and Pam Castellano and husband, Otilo; a brother, Ron Carmickle; and two nephews, Mike Stevens and wife, Kim, and Barry Stevens and wife, Sonia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you instead do one random kindness for someone else, in honor of Jerry.



25 thoughts on “Jerry Carmickle”

  1. Jerry was a bright spot in the lives of all who knew him! His Christian witness in our Sunday school class will always be remembered, his mischievous humor, the way he cared for others and his insane ability to play rock ‘n roll name that tune! Dirk and I loved him and will keep Lisa, Amber, Joe, Ashley and Sadie in our prayers.

  2. Deepest Condolences, my heart grieves with you. I always remember Jerry as fun and happy. A man with a very big heart. Through the years he has made a point to give me and my family a bit of encouragement and laughter a long the way. Prayers for comfort!

  3. Dear Jerry, thank you for being an amazing brother-in-law. You had so much kindness in your heart! But you were also incredibly funny and fun to be around. You lit up any room you entered. You truly made the world a better place.

  4. Oh Amber, so sorry to hear about your daddy. We missed your folks coming to games after you graduated. He was so happy to see our little group from SC at your wedding. He was very proud of you.

  5. Jeannette Carmickle Walsh

    My deepest condolences to family and friends. God be with you till you meet again.

  6. More love and prayers to you all. Jerry was a prime example of a father, a husband and a friend.

  7. Jerry was so easy to be around and share a conversation. I remember talking with him about his homemade ice cream.
    He will be missed by all. Our prayers are with all the family durning this difficult time. Love and Hugs to all of you.

  8. Rosemary Oswald

    Praying for you and your family. Praying God holds you all close.
    Rosemary and Sam Oswald

  9. I am so sorry to hear about Jerry I known all his family. I remember Jerry as a little boy. He will be missed

  10. Mack and Missy Helbert

    I am saddened by the loss of Jerry. He was a wonderful man and I know his family is broken-hearted. RIP my friend and praying for Lisa and the girls.

  11. Jerry was such a big part of our Fresenius family. I will never forget him as long as I live. He left his mark on me in so many positive ways. One thing I’ll remember more than anything is how much he loved his family. That was a constant in every conversation I had with Jerry! So thankful I got to know Jerry. I’ll miss him everyday. My prayers go out to his wife, children and grand children. I hope you all know how much Joy he bought into so many peoples lives!! God Bless you all!

  12. My Deepest Condolences to the Carmickle family. Jerry will be greatly missed in the Dialysis and nursing community! I have learned so much from him and it has enriched my nursing career as well! May he Rest In Peace and my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. ?

  13. I remember Jerry showing my father (Louis Rhue) the utmost respect! That always made my father’s face light up! Our prayers are with you all!

  14. Kerry & Teri Jo Gilmore

    Lisa & family, my deepest condolences to your family. We were shocked to learn of Jerry’s passing last night. I’m sorry we missed the visitation. We’ve been out of town. My memories of Jerry go back as far as high school up to recently at church. Jerry was a great guy and always made everyone feel welcome. We doubt he ever met a stranger. We will miss seeing him in the hallways at church and at class reunions. Our prayer is that God gives you all the memories of Jerry, just at the right time you need them. So sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. Kerry Gilmore

  15. I was blessed enough to be Jerry’s younger cousin!! My true first memories of Jerry begin about the time I was 15 to 16 at gatherings at Lon and Vivian’s, Harlod and Inez’s or The Old Fart and Aunt Z’s house to play cards and have fish fries or at Harlod and Inez’s cabin at White River for the end of summer family reunion…since then our bond as cousins grew into an awesome friendship…I remember one of the girls had a soccer game or something the day of mine and my now ex-husbands wedding and it was storming and I remember walking down the aisle and seeing Jerry’s smiling face beaming back at me with such happiness…and I remember the day of my son’s (who was only 7 1/2 weeks old) funeral I saw such pain grief and sadness in his eyes and not just for me but in a way he felt my loss too…Jerry always had the biggest hugs and an ear to listen and amazing advice that usually got me back on track…Lisa, Amber, Ashley, Kay, Ronnie, Pam, Mike, Barry and your families I just want you to know that if we could be there tomorrow we would…know that OUR ENTIRE FAMILY STANDS WITH YOU THROUGH THIS HORRIBLE LOSS IN OUR FAMILY…All of our love and prayers are being sent to y’all

  16. My deepest condolences to Jerry’s family and friends. I admired Jerry so very much. I’d like to share the email I wrote in response to finding out about Jerry’s passing, because I don’t know if I could express my feelings any better than I did that day. Heaven sure got one of the greats.

    “When I met Jerry, and since getting to know him, he impressed upon me that he had such a wealth of life experiences, good and bad. And somehow those were a foundation for the warmth, grace and always charming mischievous wit that came so naturally to him. He had such a calming presence, and had so much to teach…..dialysis was only a fraction of the valuable things Jerry had to offer. I was always just naturally drawn to Jerry and his kind spirit and his wisdom. Selfishly, I sure wish I had more time to soak up everything that was Jerry. It is painfully difficult to come to terms that our friend is gone from us. I feel devastated, as I know we all do. I sure will miss Jerry. My prayers for our team, Jerry’s family and friends, and all of those whose lives Jerry has touched.”

  17. Debbie Campbell

    We were so truly saddened to hear about Jerry and we hope you find will comfort in the many happy memories that will live forever in your heart. I worked alongside Jerry for almost 9 years at the South Plains Kidney Disease Center and I must say, I am a better person for having know Jerry and for the impact he made in my nursing career and in my life. He will always be remembered with fondness, appreciation and gratitude.
    Our love and prayers continue to be with Jerry’s family and friends as we mourn the loss of a great friend. May they feel the love of many surrounding them with love and lifting them up in our prayers.
    Love, Ken & Debbie Campbell

  18. Charles Bassett

    Miss you Brother Jerry. Thank you for being a wonderful husband to my sister Lisa. You will always be a funny, fun to be with man who shares his love ❤️ with his family, friends and everybody else.

  19. Lisa, I’m so sorry for your and your families loss. May god comfort you in this time of your loss.

  20. Jerry you will be missed. I always enjoyed visiting with you at the reunions. I will always think of you when I make the Big Red ice cream. We will meet again someday. Love you

  21. Lisa and family, it was a true blessing to have known and worked with Jerry. He was always so much fun and always had a smile on his face. I always remember him going above and beyond to help any of us on the floor. My thoughts and prayers go out to y’all during this most difficult time.

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