Johnnie “Ralph” Askew, age 79, of Washington, passed away on Monday August 9, 2021 surrounded by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, August, 14, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Washington Funeral and Cremation with Pastor Greg Ramsey officiating.
Ralph was born on June 2, 1942 to Timothy Marvin and Peggy Ann (Jennette) Askew in Plymouth, NC.
He was an accomplished fabricator and welder but was most often found hunting, fishing, or spending time with family and friends. Harley Davidson motorcycles and collecting guns and bartering for a bargain were other passions of Ralph’s.
Ralph is survived by his children: Brandon Askew and wife Crystal of Williamston, NC and Tonja Wells and husband Jason of Greenville, NC; two sisters: Dianne Overton of Vanceboro, NC; Debra Jan Avery of Plymouth, NC; a brother: Timothy Askew and wife Jo of Fort Lawn, SC; seven granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.
Along with his parents, Ralph was also preceded in death by his sons: Johnnie Askew Jr., Gregory Askew and a brother: Louie Hal Askew.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. & Washington Funeral and Cremation is honored to serve the Askew family.
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