OBITUARY

Johnie Ray Askew

October 23, 1927March 25, 2013

Johnie R. Askew, 85, passed away Monday, March 25 at his home in Chattanooga. A life-long Chattanoogan, he was retired from DuPont Nylon after 40 years of service.

Johnie was a member of New Salem Baptist Church, where he served as head usher and also served on several committees. He was a 60-year (lifetime) member of John Henry Pierce Masonic Lodge, held 32nd degree in Scottish Rite and was in Alhambra Shrine.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Torpedoman in World War II.

Mr. Askew was preceded in death by his wife, Jean (Hall) Askew; parents, Robert and Verna Askew; sisters, Ruth Askew (Albert) Mullis, Chickamauga, GA, Robbie Askew (Paul) Parham, Chattanooga and June Askew (Bernard) Reed of Section, AL; brothers, Robert Askew Jr., Chattanooga; Jack (Lucille) Askew, Gadsden, AL, Bill (Virginia) Askew, Chicago, IL and O.S. “Sam” (Martha) Askew, Tiftonia, TN.

Survivors include a son, Jeff Askew of Chattanooga; daughter, Amy (Tim) Jollay of Soddy-Daisy; daughter-in-law, Donna Askew of Ringgold; granddaughter, Brittany Askew (Dustin) Carpenter, Brunswick, GA; granddaughter, Michala Askew of Ringgold; grandsons , Corey Kirksey of Chattanooga and Daniel Jollay, Soddy-Daisy.

The family will receive friends from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM Wednesday at North Chapel. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:30 AM at North Chapel with Rev. Donald Vincent and Rev. Ted Painter officiating; burial in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers’ Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive #22, Chattanooga, TN. 37421 or The American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Rd. #102, Chattanooga, TN. 37421

Arrangements by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN. 347343.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Morris Eustice

March 28, 2013

John Askew was one of the best supervisor I ever work for. He treated everyone alike and showed no favoritism. In my book we lost a very good man. Brother John, "GO REST HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN FOR YOUR WORK HERE ON EARTH IS DONE"

Anita Patrick

March 27, 2013

May God bless your family during this time. He was a wonderful man and will be remembered.

The Patrick Family

nan vandergriff

March 27, 2013

Johnnie and Jean...together again...:)
I remember you always together, smiling and holding hands as you left our services at New Salem. And Jean, when you went on before to help ready your reunion..Johnnie would sit in the vestibule...as a man in waiting. I will always have fond memories of your smiles. we love and pray for your families.... alan &nan vandergriff

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