View Video Tribute Kirby Carnell Howell, 82, a resident of Hatcher Lane, died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend David Buffaloe officiating. Burial will follow at Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Riverview Baptist Church, P.O. Box 775, Columbia, TN 38402. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born January 10, 1939 in Maury County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Thomas Haggard Howell and the late Eela Mae Laten Howell. He was a 1957 graduate of Columbia Central High School and bravely served in the United States Army. For 26 years, Mr. Howell worked for the City of Columbia, and retired as the director of the Street Department. After retiring, he worked as a security officer at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Howell was a member of the American Legion Post 19 and the Maury County Gun Club. A certified gun instructor, he enjoyed target shooting, and several years ago he enjoyed riding dirt bikes and farming. Mr. Howell was a devoted member of the Riverview Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife, whom he married on June 8, 2000, Olivia Richardson Howell of Columbia; step daughter, Allison Greer of Dallas, Texas; stepson, Wallace Todd (Melissa) Greer of Columbia; two nieces, Monica (Scott) Elias and Johnifer (Chris) Hicks both of Columbia, Tennessee; his devoted nephew, David (Samantha) Howell of Lawrenceburg; and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Era Mai Fox Howell on September 12, 1996; sister, Sonja Kay Howell Davis; brother, Artie Ray Howell. Pallbearers will be David Howell, Ronnie Burns, Tony Scott, Buster Walters, Eddie Estes, and Tim Laws. Olivia would like to thank the staff of NHC Columbia and Caris Hospice for their invaluable support that was given to her and Kirby during his illness.