They were married on Sept. 1, 1973, at Siam Baptist Church of Elizabethton by the late Rev. John Crawford.
Mrs. Carrico is the former Penny Lorretta Hardin.
The couple are the parents of Angela Carrico-Melton (Perry Melton), Samuel W. Carrico (Eugina), Stacy Carrico-White (Aaron White) and Daniel C. Carrico (Tabetha), all of Elizabethton.
They have six grandchildren, Amber, Caitlin, Nathaniel, Eugene, Faye and Preston Carrico, all of Elizabethton.
Howell and Penny are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 1, with a celebration party with friends and family at their residence.