Ricky Joe Cartmell, 63, of Huntsville; passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale. 

He was born Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1959, in Huntsville; to Gerald Frederick and Marlene Cline Cartmell.

Rick married Jamie Lynne Bolinger on Thursday, March 14, 1991, in Berryville, AR.; and together they were parents to three sons. 

He was a cowboy, a team roper, and a rodeo clown in his younger days. He was also a cattle rancher and served as a field man for Cattleman’s Livestock in Harrison. He also owned and operated a heavy equipment business and water pump service.

Rick was also well known for being the life of the party. He enjoyed cooking and entertaining friends in his shop. He also enjoyed traveling, riding his Harley Davidson and side-by-side, and hunting elk in Colorado. He was a member of the NWA Corvette Club, and spent several years as Trail Boss on the Booger County Cattle Drive. Most importantly, Rick enjoyed time spent with his wife, sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Marlene Cartmell; and his brother, Dale Cartmell. 

He is survived by his wife, Jamie Cartmell; three sons and daughters-in-law, Colton and Brittany Cartmell, Cooper and Haley Cartmell, and Caden and Sierra Cartmell; one granddaughter, Wren Nicole Cartmell; one grandson, Rowdy Chase Cartmell; several nieces and nephews, a loving extended family, and countless friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Brashears Funeral Home Larry Montgomery officiated. 

Pallbearers were Tony Reynolds, Jimmy Reynolds, Mike Grigg, Roger Case, Greg Smith, and Danny Johnson. 

Honorary pallbearers were Rick Gurley, David Cline, Richard “Tiny” McVey, Rickey Fox, Paul “Buckshot” Sheridan, and the many friends he has made over the years. 

Interment followed services at Alabam Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rick’s name may be made to Paws and Claws Pet Shelter, 2075 Madison 6555, Huntsville, AR 72740; or Cowboy for Tyler, P.O. Box 702 Huntsville, AR 72740. 

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.