Funeral service for Buck Askew, age 60, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2021, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Interment will follow at East Caney Cemetery. Masks are required to attend. There will be no formal visitation. Mr. Askew passed away on September 7, 2021, at his residence.
Lawrence Windell Askew, Jr (Buck) was born on August 15, 1961 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Lawrence Windell and Christine (Gray) Askew. He attended Sulphur Springs High School. While in school, Buck was an outstanding basketball player. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1979. He accepted Christ at an early age. His caring spirit and nurturing heart could be felt by everyone he spent time with. He had a special gift for taking care of people in their last days of life. Buck was a lover of people and the great outdoors. He spent much of his time connecting with the community at the local park in Sulphur Springs, Texas. His family and friends were always entertained by the way he told his stories. He was a hilarious man, finishing almost every story with his coined proclamation, “Imma bad man.” He will be truly missed.
Lawrence Windell Askew, Jr., punched his “golden ticket” into heaven and earned his wings on September 7, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memories his virtuous mother, Christine Askew; devoted sisters Esther Crook, Anita Godbolt (Ricky) and Lillie Johnson (Wyman); his adoring nieces and nephews, Lawson Crook (Toi); LaTonya Hawkins, Kristi Hill, Vallesha Adams (Skip), Roderick Godbolt (Sharday), Broderick Godbolt (Chere), Marcus Johnson, Angela Johnson, Chianti Adams (Deraymus), Ricky Godbolt II; ex-wife and longtime friend, Sherry Askew, as well as 14 loving grandchildren, Destiny Askew, Shakyra Cork, Tyrek Cork, Tashyra Cork, Devon Cork, De’Kemian Person, ShaQuille Relford, De’Quavian Person, Zacharian Goodson, ZaQuavian Scott, Xavier Cork, Tydrick Cork and Shaniya Cork; Aunts, Vallie Cherry (Wolfe City), Reva Hollins, Dorothy Gray (Dallas); and a host of doting great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Buck was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Windell Askew, Sr.; his children who meant the world to him, Hurley Jerome Cork, Brandie Askew and Kevin Cork; his friend and brother-in-law, Hubert Earl Crook; nephew Melvin Dewayne Abron, Jr., “Lil Mel”; and a host of aunts and uncles.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.