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Paul Lambert Askew
Jun 1, 1925 - Nov 3, 2015
Submitted by Ann Weber
Paul Lambert Askew went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
November 3, 2015. He passed away following a brief illness
at his residence near Red Oak at the age of 90, surrounded
by his loving family.
BARTLESVILLE, WASHINGTON CO, OK
Paul was born in Red Oak, Oklahoma, on June 1, 1925, the
second son of the late Jewell (Lambert) Askew and Allie
Askew. He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1942 and
served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He boarded a ship headed to the South
Pacific on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Soon after he came home he
met his future bride, Carmelita Sides, at a café in Red Oak.
They were joined in matrimony on Christmas Eve 1946 in Red
In 1954 Paul moved with his wife and three daughters to
Bartlesville, where he worked at the Phillips Petroleum
Company Research Center for 32 years. He was also a skilled
cement finisher and worked on both the Price Tower and the
College High School football stadium when they were being
built in the 1950's. Paul was a well-known hunter and
fisherman. He was a founding member of Oak Park Baptist
Church, where he was ordained as a deacon.
When he retired from Phillips in 1983, Paul returned to Red
Oak, where he built a home and raised cattle on land handed
down from his father. He was a longtime member of Red Oak
First Baptist Church, where he also served as deacon.
He is survived by his wife, Carmelita, of the home, and by
his daughters Ruth Askew Brelsford and husband Les of Red
Oak, Rilla Askew and husband Paul Austin of Norman, and Rita
Askew Snellgrove and husband John of Tulsa.
Paul is also survived by his grandson Paul Johnson and wife
Becky of Austin, Texas, and their sons Zane and Collin; by
his granddaughter Allie Wilson of Stillwater and her
children, Carmelita, Henry and Vincent; by granddaughter
Olivia Bush and husband Travis and granddaughter Faith
Snellgrove of Tulsa; by his nephew James Askew and wife
Gayorghiane of Stockton, California; and by a host of
friends and church family.
He was preceded in death by his
parents Jewell and Allie Askew and one brother, James
|Rock Creek Cemetery
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Nov. 15 to
Dec. 14, 2015
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