Ricky Powell, 39

Ricky Eugene Powell, 39, of rural LaFontaine, died at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at his home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1979, in Wabash, Indiana to Larry and Aileen (Sparks) Powell.

Ricky was a 1998 graduate of Wabash High School, and received a technical certificate from Ivy Tech College. He married Christy Birkey at the LaFontaine United Methodist Church on June 2, 2001.

He worked at Intrasect Technology in Wabash. Ricky attended Hope Rising, in Huntington and Lincolnville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Wabash Wildlife and Sportsman Association and the National Rifle Association. He coached Little League Baseball in Wabash, and also coached the Kosko Dust Devils, a youth shooting team. Ricky enjoyed hunting and was an avid bowler. 

He is survived by his wife, Christy Powell and three children, Cayden, Morgan, and Dylan Powell, all of rural LaFontaine; parents, Larry and Aileen Powell of Wabash, and two sisters, Tammy (Jeff) Woolems of Frankfort, Indiana, and Vickie (Scott) Houlihan of Wabash.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Hope Rising, 1131 Etna Avenue, Huntington, with the Rev. Zack Working officiating.  Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery. 

Friends may call 2-7p.m. Friday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service, Saturday, at the church.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Wildlife and Sportsman Association.

The memorial guest book for Ricky may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Feb 20