Walter Lynwood Askew

January 24, 1932 - August 3, 2013

01/24/1932 - 08/03/2013

Past Services

Monday August 05, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Tuesday August 06, 2013
2:00 pm
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910


EURE, NC – Walter Lynwood Askew, Sr., age 81, died Saturday, August 3, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Askew was born in Gates County, NC, on January 24, 1932, a son of the late James Joshua and Gladys Jessie Askew. He was a member of Winton Baptist Church and the Winton Masonic Lodge # 723 AF & AM. Lynwood retired as a technical engineer with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and after his retirement enjoyed numerous hobbies including wood carving, camping, playing the guitar, and especially playing and singing at the nursing home.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Shirley Parker Askew; his daughter, Jeanne Keel of Eure, NC; his sons, Walter Lynwood Askew, Jr. and wife, Cindy of Suffolk, VA, Paul Thomas Askew and wife, Sandra of Aulander, NC, and William Tony Askew and wife, Shannon of Winton, NC. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Timmy Askew of Fayetteville, NC, James Askew of Windsor, NC, Dennie Askew of Aulander, NC, and Dylan Askew and Wyatt Askew of Waterfield, NC; his great grandchildren, Kenji Askew and Aiden Askew of Windsor,NC; and a brother, John Wilbert Askew of Portsmouth, VA.

Friends may join the family at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie on Monday , August 5, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. for visitation. A celebration of life graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie.

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Kathy Long Morris
10 years ago

I always respected Mr. Lynwood and thought a lot of him and his family. So sorry for your loss. You will always, as will Lynwood and Shirley,be special memories of my childhood and life.

Gloria Vinson Lassiter
10 years ago

Shirley, so sorry to hear of the passing of Linwood. He was a good friend and my Dad thought so much of him. Gilbert also thought a lot of him and really enjoyed visiting him. I have been out of town for a month, so will stop by and see you when we get back. Love and prayers being lifted up for you and your family.

Martha Lee
10 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sue Shackley
10 years ago

My prayers are with you and your family at this time. I know you will miss your Dad. Losing a parent is very hard but you have alot of memories, so he will live forever in your heart.

Rhonda Martin Wash
10 years ago

I am sorry to hear of Walt’s passing. I worked with him many years ago at NNSY and he was great to work with – a real character. Very funny, interesting and nice man.

Ervin and Carolyn Copeland
10 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Johnnie Gray
10 years ago

Thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Keeping you in our prayers. He was a good friend and I will miss him.

We worked together at NNSY.

Sheri Howell
10 years ago

My thoughts are prayers are with you all. God Bless.

Howard A. Fitzpatrick
10 years ago

I wish this e-mail to go up to where you could read it, Walter. We have exchanged so many e-mails Over the years.


Brian Carinder
10 years ago


I sorry to here that you lost your dad. May the Lord comfort you during this time. Only time will heal the pain of his loss.