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Assistant Director Mike Carraway dies at 55, ADC loses valued leader, friend
Assistant Director Mike Carraway’s death touches the heart of the ADC. Carraway died Saturday, Dec, 17, 2016 at the age of 55.
The department will miss his service, his presence and his friendship. We will not forget him. He was a remarkable person.
Director Wendy Kelley said, “He was a mentor, co-worker and member of the department; he had a wealth of knowledge, which he would happily share with others. He was a friend who provided an encouraging word − ’as long as we have our team, we will be okay’.”
Although most of us only knew him as the person he was at the ADC, he had an enriched life outside of work.
He was born on March 16, 1961 in Clarksdale, Mississippi to the late Hugh W. and Joyce Taylor Carraway. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, marksmanship and parenting his son, Noah. The greatest joy in his life was being Noah’s father, and he was proud to have that title. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. The only team he liked better was Noah’s and he did not miss a game that Noah played. He was generous and was always open to anyone who needed help.
He is survived by his son, Noah Carraway of Sheridan; brothers, Steve Carraway of Springfield, Ohio and Richard Carraway and wife Jessica of Newport, Arkansas; sister, Cindy Crouch and husband David of Columbus, Ohio.