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Paul Spencer "Skip" Askew

January 8, 1941 - September 15, 2020

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

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Time: 11:00 am


Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church

2209 Highway 13
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020


Ahoskie Cemetery

First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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