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Earl Howe IV

January 2, 1989 — July 14, 2023

Earl S Howe IV, 34, passed away July14, 2023.

Earl was born on January 2, 1989 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Earl "Trey" Howe III and Ruth Mendoza Butler. Paternal grandson of Earl Howe Jr and Deloyce and Mike Decorah. Maternal grandson of Roman Butler and Juanita Kelley. He was a member of the Ponca Tribe and was also of Otoe and Mvskoke Creek descent, of which he was very proud. He grew up living Okmulgee, Colorado Springs, Oklahoma City, Shawnee, Tulsa, and in Kentucky before setting roots in Ponca City in 5th grade. He was a graduate of Ponca City Senior High School in 2008.

Earl trained and became a licensed welder and fabricator. He loved using his hands and working on things then he started and loved working on vehicles to include suspensions and lift kits. Those skills he learned over the years then took him to becoming a full-service mechanic. He shared a love of tools with his dad and they always gifted each other with tools to add to their obsession.

Growing up, Earl was always very active playing different sports to include basketball and wrestling. However, his love for skateboarding overshadowed all other activities where he spent most of his free time skating all over Ponca City with his friends. He was a very sociable person and had numerous friends whom he loved and cared about. He had a love of fishing and the outdoors as well as a love for music and movies where him and his sister would quote movie phrases and laugh until they cried! His laugh and smile would light up a room as well as his hugs and kisses. His love of family was like no other and he loved spending time with his siblings and family. He was blessed with two daughters, Jadelyn and Cassalyn, whom he loved to sit around the kitchen table and talk about their days for hours.

He loved taking long scenic drives with his wife of 15 years, Bambi Dawn "Babes", he would say "Lets chase the sunset". He loved spending time with his grandson Kayceston "Fiddle Britches". They would take long walks around the block but his favorite was playing on the guitars together. He was excited for the new addition and granddaughter Sister Britches, who was on her way. He was an animal lover growing up with several dogs to name a few: Oscar, Brandy and Gustovo.

He was the biggest "Momma's Boy" from day one and as sad as the family is, we are comforted to know that he is reunited with his Momma as well as all other family that has gone before him.

Those left behind to cherish Earl's memory are his wife, Bambi of the home, Daughter Cassalyn "Stinky" "McStinkerson" "Stinky butt" of the home, Daughter Jadlyn and husband Matthew Davis, Grandson: Kayceston, Dad: Earl "Trey" Howe and wife Bridget. Sister: Elaina Howe and husband Gerardo. Brothers: Ryan Butler, Prudencio Mendoza, Landon "Bear" Howe and Blake Day. Nephew: Jackson. Nieces: Addison and Luna. As well as numerous grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends too numerous to list.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Mendoza Butler, Grandmother Juanita Kelley, Grandfather Roman Butler, Grandfather Earl Howe Jr and nephew Leo Garcia.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 2pm, at the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Center in Redrock with Pastor Jim White officiating. Burial will follow at the Ponca Tribal Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Buffalohead, Tommy Hernandez, Kevin Decorah, Roman Williams, Blake Day and Gerardo Garcia.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Randall Butler, Corey Butler, Roberto "Toto" Ochoa, Colton Butler, Dakota Marshall, Eduardo "Lalo" Mendoza, Ryan Butler, Prudencio Mendoza, Landon Howe, BJ Butler, Mark Buffalohead, Matthew Davis and all his friends. Condolences and memories may be shared online at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Traditional Wake

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

Ponca Tribal Affairs Building

20 White Eagle Drive, Ponca City, OK 74601

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Otoe-Missouria Cultural Building

8151 US-177, Red Rock, OK 74651

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