Eric W. Howell age 54, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Sunday, July 25, 2021 at UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. 

Eric was born August 29, 1966 to Carthel Howell and Emma Lucille Schafer Howell in Rushville, Indiana. 

Through his Christian walk, Eric has touched so many lives. He shared his testimony with a smile and a fighting spirit during his illnesses. Eric always said, “God kept him around for a reason!” He was a family man and considered his wife and kids his greatest blessings. Eric attended the Creek Church with his family. Eric had been a longtime worker for Wal-mart; a P.C. Maroon and Somersport soccer fan, supporting his sons.  

Eric was preceded in death by his brother, Greg Howell. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Carthel and Emma Howell; wife, Anne Howell; sons, Riley Howell and Luke Howell both of Somerset; brothers, Wade Howell (Rena) of Nancy; Tony Howell (Joy) of Colorado; sisters, Bertha Morris (David) of Rushville, IN; Joyce Smith Watson of IN; mother and father-in-law, Robert and Joyce Willis; brother-in-law, Bobby Willis; sister-in-law, Shawn Howell of Somerset; special friends, Steve and Trina Baker, Jeff and Jana Litton, and Janet Evans; along with a host of friends and family.  

Visitation will be held Friday, July 30, 2021 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 1 P.M. with Bro. David Bullock and Bro. Ed Amundson officiating. Burial will follow in Southern Oaks Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Gideon Bible Fund.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Eric W. Howell.