Walter L. Askew Sr.

Published 12:20 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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

Mr. Askew was born in Gates County 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; his sons, Walter Lynwood Askew, Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Suffolk, VA, Paul Thomas Askew and wife, Sandra, of Aulander, and William Tony Askew and wife, Shannon, of Winton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Timmy Askew of Fayetteville, James Askew of Windsor, Dennie Askew of Aulander, and Dylan Askew and Wyatt Askew of Waterfield, NC; his great grandchildren, Kenji Askew and Aiden Askew of Windsor; and a brother, John Wilbert Askew of Portsmouth, VA.

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.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie is serving the family. Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting