William “Bill” Carmody was born to Margaret (Moeller) and Martin J. Carmody on March 12, 1936 in Parkston, SD. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Parkston High School in 1954. In October, 1955, he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in October, 1957.
After the service, he returned to Parkston, where he met and married Betty Weiss at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston on February 23, 1963. Bill and Betty then moved to Springfield, SD, where he attended Southern State Teachers College aka Penn State per Bill. After graduation, the family then moved to Geddes, SD, where he began his teaching and coaching career. Three years later, Bill and the family moved to Dupree, SD, where he was a business teacher, athletic director, coach, bus driver, referee and he believed there was no such thing as a stranger, only friends we haven’t met. He was actively involved with the Knights of Columbus, member of SDHSAA, and numerous other community activities. He was a member of the Salem 1964 SDAB championship team. Bill was a creature of habit, he was usually the first one to arrive and the last one to turn off the lights. He retired in May, 2001, and moved to Mitchell, SD, where he continued to enjoy his passion and love of sports with a hot cup of coffee. The final ball game ended for Coach Carmody on Saturday evening October 10, 2015.
Bill is survived by his wife Betty of Mitchell, Joe Carmody of Mobridge, Phillip, Ricky, Jacob, Anna, Taylon, Trina (Jake) Lunders of Aberdeen, Tammi (Dean) Welch of Tea, Trevor, Jaci, Susayn (Art) Lincon of Fort Leavenworth, KS, Abbey, Audrey, Christy Carmody of Sioux Falls, and Patti Carmody of Sioux Falls; his sister, Mary Ann Kortmeyer of Spearfish, SD, brother-in-law, Ray Konstanz of West Bend, WI; mother-in-law, Marcellina Weiss, Parkston, SD; 7 nephews and 7 nieces: Mike (Robin) Konstanz, Shelley (Steve) Krueger, Dale Konstanz, Dawn Skerry, Dayna (Wayne) Rigot, Scott (Gina) Kortmeyer, Todd (Beth) Cowan, Patti (Ed) Werdel, Mari (Randy) Shaull, Tigh (Jill) Cowan, Caly (Greg) Dirk, Shannon (John) Daly, Tork (Melissa) Cowan, Treg (Renee) Cowan; and numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter Pam Elayne; his sisters, Carleen Konstanz and Elayne Cowan; brother, Dick Carmody; brother-in-law, Pat Cowan; nephew, Douglas Mark Cowan, father-in-law, Bill Weiss and brother-in-law, Rich Schnabel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Carmody Family, 913 N Rowley, Mitchell, SD 57301. At a later date, the memorials will be divided to the organizations he felt strongly about.