Ronnie "Shorty" Howell, age 51, of Kermit, WV, passed away February 18, 2020 at his residence. He was born December 22, 1968 in Louisa, KY to the late Clinton Howell, Sr. and Bonnie Jude Kirk. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by one brother, Clinton Howell, Jr. and one nephew, Dakota Ray Parsley. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Elmer Kirk, two brothers, Kenneth (Rhonda) Howell and Sonny Howell, both of Inez, KY, two sisters, Lisa (Lloyd) Parsley of Pilgrim, KY and Deleana (Johnny) Richmond of Paintsville, KY and four stepbrothers: John (Regina) Kirk, Paul (Andrea) Kirk, Elmer (Lisa) Kirk, Jr. and Everette (Wanda) Kirk, all of Inez, KY. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Buck Branch United Baptist Church with David Stacy and Buddy Stacy officiating. Burial will follow in the Howell and Jude Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church beginning at 6 PM on Thursday and all day Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Crum Funeral Home to assist with funeral cost. Arrangements are under the direction of Crum Funeral Home of Inez, KY.
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