Marion-Samuel Ray Askew, 71, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Samuel was born on March 21, 1948 in Carbondale to Homer and Mary (Cash) Askew. He married Sue Grisham on March 17, 1973. She preceded him in death in September 2009.
Samuel was a member of the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Europe. He had the honor of being a security guard for the 1969 Presidential Visit to Bonn Germany. Samuel retired from the Centralia Correctional Center after working many years there as a food supervisor. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Samuel loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Daniel and Nancy Mayfield
Great granddaughter-Sophia Mayfield
Brother-Larry Askew and wife Margo
Sister-Patsy Holland and husband Don
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at noon at the American Legion in Marion with Rev. Larry Askew officiating. Military Rites will be provided by the Marion VFW with assistance from the U.S. Air Force. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.