Rickey Lee Howell, 60 of Oakland City, went home to be with His Lord, Thursday December 24, 2015 at his home.

He was born to James and Nancy Howell June 29, 1955 in Nashville, TN. 

Left to cherish his memory, are the love of his life for 27 years, Bellana “Belle” DeLong Howell, his mother, Nancy, his special “mom” Hazel (Terry) Allen; children Kim Troutt, Kelly (Shelby), Sammy (Jennifer), and Jay (Kayla) Sparacino; grandchildren, Christos, Dalton, Chazz, Brandon, Jeremy, Dominic, Cameron and John Sparacino, Casey Meir and Alyssa Sparacino, Jason and Timothy Troutt, and his first great-granddaughter, Audrey, is due to arrive in January; sisters, Tammy Barnes, Jerri (Carl) Pierce, Sally DeLong, Jeanie Hufford, Mary (Kenny Outlaw) DeLong,; brothers, Frank (Judy) Howell, Steve and Timothy Howell, Tom (Joyce) Delong, JR (Janet) DeLong), Joe DeLong, Scott (Christy) DeLong and Charles (Margaret) DeLong; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father, son Rickey Lee and brother, Eric Delong. 

There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service 1 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Dayspring Community Church, 120 N. Main St. Owensville with Pastor Scott Burr officiating. The Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City is assisting the family with arrangements.