Our association and our industry lost a true friend and leader on July 28, 2018. Robert “Mike” Caraway, Executive Vice President of the Midwest- SouthEastern Equipment Association, passed away at the age of 71 at his office in Memphis. TN. Mike was born December 27, 1946, in Blytheville, AR. His wife of 49 years, Pam Caraway, and his parents, Bobby Ann and Thad Caraway, precede him in death.
Mike was a Christian who deeply believed in his Lord and Savior. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and uncle. Mike was a former golf professional at Colonial Country Club in Memphis, TN, Kennett Country Club in Kennett, MO, and was currently Executive Vice President of Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Association for 46 years. He was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Collierville, TN and a former member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Germantown, TN, where he served on numerous committees in the church. Mike was an avid golfer, former basketball coach, and could almost always be seen at his grandkid’s sporting events cheering them on.
He leaves behind his two children, Kelly Caraway Stockel (Phil) and Kevin Caraway (Brooke); four cherished grandchildren, Drew Stockel, Kenzley Caraway, Keelyn Caraway, and Kiley Caraway; his sister, Ann P. Caraway; and a host of other family members who deeply loved him.
Mike will be remembered for his leadership, integrity, wisdom, and wonderful sense of humor by all whose lives he touched both personally and professionally. Our association members, industry friends, and staff express their sincerest sympathy to the family of Mike Caraway.