Mr. Robert “Joe” Askew of LaGrange passed away Friday.
Mr. Askew, a native of Troup County, was born July 13, 1948 and was the son of the late Solomon and Susie Mae Strickland Askew. He was formerly employed as a forklift operator at Interface. He served in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Marie Askew, LaGrange; children: Nikkiya (Leon) Green, LaGrange; Angeline Fuller, Carrollton; Daniel (Jonna) Askew, Medina, NY; Robert Warden, Rochester, NY; six grandchildren; one brother, Frank Askew, LaGrange; uncle, Allen (Mary) Askew, Camp Hill, AL; three aunts, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Bobby Lee; three brothers: Wesley, Eddie Lewis, and Ishmael Askew; and two sisters: Bessie Mae Frost and Martha Ann Askew.
The funeral service will be Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 3:00PM at the Mount Gillard Baptist Church on Cedar Street. Rev. J. R. Ware will officiate. Burial will be in Shadowlawn Cemetery. The family will be at their home at 206 Baugh Street. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.lakesdunsonrobertson.com. Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.