James D. Jimmy Howell, Jr.

July 8, 1945 - September 28, 2008

07/08/1945 - 09/28/2008

Past Services

Monday September 29, 2008
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Wheeling, WV
Monday September 29, 2008
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947

James Day “Jimmy” Howell Jr, 63, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at his home.

Jimmy was born July 8, 1945 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late James Day and Helen Liberatore Howell Sr.

He was retired from Belco Works in St. Clairsville, Ohio, a Catholic by faith and a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving is a son, JasonSamantha Howell of Springfield, Ohio, three Grandchildren; Brady, Emma and Katie Howell, The love of his life, Donna “Jerry” Ratcliff and her children Misty Joe Klug of Shadyside and Donnie Ratcliff of Findlay, Ohio, his Aunt, Virginia Stewart of Bellaire, a step-daughter Crystal Lindsey and his beloved Dog “Honey”.

There will be no visitation.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Bonnie Brooks
8 years ago

Dear Donna,My God give you peace in your heart and beautiful memories to sustain you.My deepest sympathy. We were classmates at the tech.Godspeed,

Sherri Marlin
8 years ago


My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jimmy’s family. I will always remember his great sense of humor and how he made everyone laugh. He was the greatest! Much Love,


Joni Howell Shutts
8 years ago

I don’t know where to begin. I joined Facebook and I was looking to see if Jimmy was a member. And a friend told me that what she found was that he had passed away.

I am his youngest sister. I am the one that gave our brother Bruce his phone number. I only met Jason when he was just about 2 years old. I am so sorry about your lost.

Tegwen Starks
8 years ago

In the short time I knew Jim, he was such a nice person. He was always full of stories and smiles. I had hoped to be able to visit him one more time. He is resting and breathing easy now. Donna, please know you and your family are in my thoughts.

His hospice nurse,


Bud Palmer
8 years ago

Jimmy and I grew up together, we spent a lot of time at his and his grandmother’s house across the street from the City Restaurant when we were little. Lots of good times at Gas City and we joined the Navy together. Only saw Jim once since high school but consider him a good guy and a damn good friend. I will miss him.

Amber DeVienzio
8 years ago

Jimmy was a great guy and touched many people’s lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and Jimmy’s family.

Rosemary and Shane Newell
8 years ago

Thank goodness Jimmy had you Donna, and that he is done with all his suffering and at peace. Our deepest sympathy.

Paul Wallace
8 years ago

Went to Bellaire High with Jimmy and also hung out at Gas City with him.

Had a lot of great times with a good guy. I’m sure he will be missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.