Carroll L. Askew Sr.

Published 10:39 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

AHOSKIE, NC – Mr. Carroll LeGray Askew, Sr., known as “Mr. Earl”, age 77, of Ahoskie, passed away on March 8, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Askew was born on January 9, 1939 to the late John Edgar and Grace White Askew in Colerain, NC. Carroll spent over fifty years in what was known as Earl Theater in Ahoskie. He began working there at the age of 12 and everyone called him “Mr. Earl”. He spent several years in the National Guard serving his country. Carroll, along with his father, was a founding charter member of the Ahoskie Rescue Squad, for which he was very proud and supported as long as it was around. He was a loving and devoted family man, known as a Mr. Mom. With his family at the top of his list, he was always there for his wife, children, grandchildren, and his animals. Carroll also enjoyed fishing and gardening. Mr. Earl will be deeply missed by all those that knew him.

“Mr. Earl” is survived by his wife Sylvia; his daughter, Jennifer Askew Mizelle and her husband Timothy of Colerain; his son, Carroll LeGray Askew Jr. and his wife Elaine of Ahoskie; four grandsons, Brian Mizelle and his wife Sarah of Williamston, Hunter Mizelle and his wife Callie of Colerain, Adam Mizelle of Colerain, and Thomas Askew of Ahoskie; two granddaughters, Christy Eure and her husband Ronnie of Ahoskie, and Carol Lynn Askew of Ahoskie; two great-grandsons, Bentley Mizelle of Colerain, and Austin Eure of Ahoskie; one great-granddaughter, Alexa Eure of Ahoskie; his brother, Skip Askew and his wife Linda of Ahoskie; his two sisters, Linda Kay Hall and her husband John Vann of Sanford, NC, and Peggy Jean White of Ahoskie; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, with the Rev. Ronald McSwain and Rev. Paul Ange officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Early’s Baptist Church, 310 Early Station Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

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