Funeral service for Mr. Joe Frank Askew, age 77, of Fayetteville, will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ann Hatcher, Rev. Will Wells, and Rev. Tommy Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Askew was the son of the late Rupert Caldwell and Mildred Gotcher Askew. He owned and operated Askew Insurance and Citizen Home Mutual, was a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Fayetteville Lions Club and the Elks Lodge. In his spare time, he enjoyed wood working and fishing.
Survivors include his wife Polly Askew; daughters Angie Askew (Ron) Smith of Murfreesboro, and Jill (Jody) Dunivan of Petersburg; son Chad Hastings of Petersburg; grandchildren Madalyn Smith, Jackson Smith, Maggie Dunivan, Ty Dunivan, Ryan Hastings, Julie Hastings, and Joe Hastings; brother William Caldwell Askew; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, in memory of Mr. Askew. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Joe Frank Askew.
I was so sorry to hear today that Mr. Askew had passed away. He was a fine, sweet man. I will keep you and your family in prayers.
Polly I am so sorry to hear about Joe. I know it will be so hard but hang in there we love honey, if you need us please call.
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed at the Lions Club meetings.
Have often remembered the good times of our youth, from “kick the can” to hanging around Spain Bighams. Our numbers are dwindling.
Polly I am so sorry for your loss
So sorry for your loss Angie. He was a great man
I loved Joe so much, and he was such a wonderful friend to my Father, Spain Bigham, and my brother, Scotty. I am so very sorry for your loss! You are in my prayers!!
I am so sorry for your loss! I so loved that man as he did everyone. The way he and my family had the strongest friendship, (they were neighbors for years). There never was a time when I went to the insurance company and he said “I sure miss your dad”. He would recall a funny incident he, my Dad and some others had while fishing or hunting and other times. We would never leave without a good laugh. There are so many memories. Thanks Joe for all of them!
Polly and Angie, You are so in my thoughts and prayers!
Angie and Ron, I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you.
My sincere condolences to your family. God promises to fortify us and really help us during difficult times Isaiah 41:10. Continue to rely on Him for comfort and strength.
Polly and children, we are so sorry for your loss. Harold and I both though a lot of your husband and daddy. Harold and Brenda Edwards
Polly and family, we are so sorry about your loss. I am thankful for the memories and our friendship and association for many years! God bless!
I am so sorry to learn that another of my 1957 classmates has passed. Joe was one of a kind and loved by all. Comfort and peace to Joe’s family.
My deepest sympathy to Polly and the family. May you take some measure of comfort in knowing he was so well thought of and respected in Lincoln Co. May great memories help you through your loss. Ann Lee Morgan
Polly, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Mr. Joe was such a sweet and kind man. He will be missed by many. May God wrap his loving arms around you and help provide peace.
Angie, I am so sorry for your loss!! Joe was such a good friend to my dad & I know he will be missed!!! Thinking of you during this time & praying for comfort.