AHOSKIE, NC – Paul Spencer “Skip” Askew, age 79, passed away peacefully in the early morning on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC
Skip was born on January 8, 1941 to John and Grace White Askew in Bertie County, NC. He was a fun-loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Skip was a devoted member of Higher Ground Church. In his earlier days he served with the Auxiliary Police. He loved traveling with his wife to the mountains, always saying he would like to live there. Skip enjoyed watching Gun Smoke, collecting old cars, and was a huge civil war buff. One of Skip’s favorite shopping places was Tractor Supply, visiting nearly every day. The highlight of his day was fellowshipping with the breakfast crew, the members always enjoy the time they got to spend together. Skip will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carroll Askew.
Skip is survived by his wife, Linda of the home, two sons, Kevin “Mutt” Askew and wife Donna of Aulander, and John “Jay” Askew and wife Tammy of Ahoskie; two grandsons, Brandon Askew and wife Sarah of Ahoskie, and Joshua Askew of Windsor; one granddaughter, Krislyn Askew of Ahoskie; one great-grandson, Weston Johns of Ahoskie; two great-granddaughters, Lillian Grace Askew, and Olivia Paige Askew; two sisters, Linda Hall and husband John of Sanford, and Peggy White of Ahoskie; his beloved dog, Max; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, and other times at the home.
A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church, Ahoskie, with Rev. Ray Faircloth, Sr. and Rev. Ray Faircloth, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church, Building Fund, PO Box 923, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Askew family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Skip never knew a stranger. When Ronnie and I first went to Higher Ground, he was one of the first ones to welcome us. He had the biggest smile and was so kind to us. He made us feel like we were welcome there. Miss Linda, I’m so sorry. Ronnie and I will be praying for you for the days ahead. Mr Skip will definitely be missed.
To the Askew family so sorry for the loss of your love one. Skipp was a great man who will be greatly missed by all. He worked for me many years at the Hertford County Landfill. He was a great worker and a very caring person.
Gilbert and Charmont Hall Stephen
Jay, my sympathies to you and your family in the loss of your Father. May he rest in peace and may God give you all peace and comfort during this time.
Praying for all and so sorry gor your loss.
We both loved Mr Skip and he will forever be in our hearts
We loved Mr Skip and he will be forever in our hearts ❤️
Most of our conversations ended up in Maggie Valley NC. He love the NC mountains. And wanted to move there one day
Eddie & I loved Mr Skip and he will forever be in our hearts
I grew up with him and went to school. We had good talks.
Wonderful. Customer, caring man. Loved talking to him. You will be missed,