A memorial of memories were posted on Dr. Carmical's classroom door on Wednesday. (Jan. 23, 2013/FOX Carolina)
A school photo of Dr. Mike Carmical. (School District of Pickens County)
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Many current and former students along with faculty and staff are mourning the loss of an Easley High School teacher Wednesday.
Dr. William "Mike" Carmical III, 61, taught science at Easley High since 1997, having taught for the School District of Pickens County since he started at Getty Middle School in 1996. This year, Carmical taught physics and physical science.
A school district spokesman said Carmical died unexpectedly Tuesday night.
"We are shocked and saddened by this sudden loss," said Easley High School principal Tim Mullis. "Dr. Carmical always had a smiling face and was ready to help out anyway he could."
"This is a tough loss for our school and the local community," Mullis continued. "Mike was very active in his church and Lions Club of Pickens. He will be missed by all."
District superintendent Dr. Kelly Pew said their thoughts and prayers are with Carmical's family.
Counselors were on hand at school Wednesday for students and staff. Funeral arrangements have not yet been released.
Flags were flown at half-staff outside of Easley High on Wednesday and many had left words condolences and memories of Carmical on his classroom door.
Funeral services for Carmical will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pickens Presbyterian Church with a burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home on Gentry Memorial Highway in Pickens.
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