He was born December 25, 1958 to the late Linus and Bonnie (Sturgeon) Howell.
An avid outdoors man, Ricky enjoyed arrow head hunting, bird watching, gardening, photography and spending time with family, friends and his favorite furry friend, Moses.
Surviving are his step-daughters, Jeanne Sandage and Heather Duncan, both of Tell City; a sister, Kelli Braunecker of Cannelton; a brother, Keith Howell of Tell City; and the love of his life, Debbie Howell; six grandchildren, Jesse Rininger, Taylor and Sam Mattingly, Andrew White, Alyssa Baur, and Jackson Skeen and one great-grandchild, Lilly Duncan.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Michael, David and Steve Howell.
Funeral services will be at 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Brother David Bolin will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00AM-7:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family.