Ronald J. "Ronnie" Howell

Born  May 23, 1947
Passed away  July 2, 2023

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A Celebration of Life for Ronald James Howell will be held on July 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett.

Ronald James Howell left this world, Sunday, July 2, 2023. He was covered in prayer by the love and support of family and friends.

He was also known by Ron, Ronnie, Daddy, Papa & Pa.

Ronald was born May 23, 1947 at U.S. Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts. His family moved to Conroe, Texas when he was younger, and he graduated from Conroe High School in 1965. After graduation, he enlisted in the United State Air Force. He worked for Gulf States Utilities, which became Entergy, first as a utility lineman, one of the most dangerous occupations in the power transmission industry. His devotion to the skills and safety required for the safety of its linemen and awarded him as a supervisor. He retired after 40 years of service. He married the love of his life, Kathie, on September 24, 1986.

He used his life to live and witness for the Lord Jesus. He witnessed through his life and interests, shooting, Hobby Stock Car Racing, Arm Wrestling, motorcycles, fishing, Bible studies, leading Overcomers, handing out tracts - including "Million Dollar" tracts, memorizing scripture and encouraging others to, helping those in need whenever he could, from food to rides, and much more. He represented what it meant to be the hands and feet of God. To be a doer of the Word.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Joyce Howell, brother, Roy Howell Jr. and brother William ( Billy ) Howell. He is survived by his wife, Kathie Blanchard Howell. His 4 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including daughter, Robin Shy, and her daugher, Cierra and husband, Jacob Tallerine, their daughter Emma, and her son, Nevets Jennewein; daughter, Amy and husband, Charles Loggins, and her daughter Kayla and husband Jacob Chrisner, children, Riley, Ben and Michael, and their son, Brandon Loggins and wife Sierra, and children, Layla and Brantley; daughter, Dawn Terrell, and her sons Ethan Terrell, and Seth Jones; daughter, Wendy and husband, Eddie Duke Sr., and their sons Daniel Berger, Eddie Duke Jr, and family, Errik Duke and family, Stephen Duke and wife Tori, and Christian Duke. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Libby, Penny Howell, and Susan Howell and John, Sister-in-Law, Terry Weisinger Howell, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Jewett - Benevolence Fund - 509 W. Division St., Jewett, TX 75846.