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Visitation

Kirk Funeral Home
Thursday March 24th, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm

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Funeral Service

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Friday March 25th, 2022
11:00am

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Richard ‘Rickie’ Howard

Richard (Rickie) Howard was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma just a few minutes before his twin brother, Ronnie, on January 30, 1947, to Vivian Anderson Howard and Charles Wesley Howard.  On Tuesday, March 15 he was called to his forever home with the message, “Well Done, My Faithful Servant, You Can Come On In.”

The Howard family moved from Ardmore to Gene Autry when Rickie was a young boy.  Joining Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at an early age, he became a lifetime member.

He graduated from Berwyn High School in 1965.  He then attended Okmulgee Technical School where he met Devora Franklin, the mother of his first child, Arlandus.  In 1971, he was joined in matrimony to Sandra Gill.  They had two children, Derrick and Valerie.

Rickie rightfully earned the title of “Cowboy Rick”  as a kid by playing cowboys, riding stick horses, and shooting cap guns with his brothers, Ronnie and Van.  When he purchased his horse, Shorty Pants, he had “arrived”; he participated in and won roping contests at local rodeos.  

Rickie had jobs that spanned many years including working for Stromberg Carlson and Conoco and eventually retiring from Uniroyal and Carter County Sheriff’s  Department.  He spent many, many hours taking pride in cutting the grass and cleaning the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.

Rickie is survived by his sons, Arlandus of Ardmore, Derrick Wayne (Nina) of Norman, OK and daughter, Valerie Shawn Padgett (Lenton) Lacey, Washington; a brother, Van (Charlotte) and a sister, Laura Jenkins (Lionel),  eleven grandchildren and the love of his life, Misty.


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A candle was lit in memory of Richard Howard

Brenda Allen Mar 30 2022 12:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Howard

Arquilla Dinwiddie Smith Mar 25 2022 12:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Howard

Erma Alford Mar 24 2022 9:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Howard

Avis Herbert Mar 23 2022 1:30 AM

You'll definitely be missed, gone but never forgotten. Thank you for the years I had the pleasure of knowing you. You looked so much like my father but we are family and our love runs deep. Forever in heart. Love you Ricky ๐Ÿ’Rest Easy ๐Ÿ’

Christy Antwine Mar 22 2022 7:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Howard

Christy Antwine Mar 22 2022 7:31 PM

The first time I saw Rick was at the Gene Autry Rodeo and what caught my eye was his horse Shorty Pants because I owned one just like him called Blazer Hand, we immediately struck up a friendship, later I worked with him at the sheriffs department, Rick was a dear friend and I will miss him. Prayers for his family.

Tena Layton Mar 22 2022 5:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Howard

Marie Dixon Mims Mar 22 2022 11:04 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Howard family.
Praying for comfort during your time of bereavement.
Darnell & Cassandra Poteat

Cassandra Poteat Mar 19 2022 1:25 AM

To the family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for peace and comfort that only our Heavenly Father can provide durting this difficult time.

Latronda Lornes-Turlington Mar 18 2022 9:16 PM

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