Jeptha Tubb “J.T.” Askew Jr.

Posted By | January 27, 2016 9:58 am

Last Updated: January 27, 2016 at 9:59 am

Jeptha Tubb “J.T.” Askew Jr., 96, of Sparta, formerly of Silver Point, passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Askew was born April 26, 1919, in Putnam County, to Jeptha Tubb Askew Sr. and Amanda Etta Terry Askew.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Askew was a member of Silver Point Church of Christ. He was retired from DeVlieg Manufacturing, in Michigan.

Mr. Askew was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Thelma Allen Askew; three brothers, John Pat Askew, Tom Askew, Sam Askew; and a sister, Lucille Taylor.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Steve Vinson, of Sparta, Jaynie and Jim Viz,e of Clinton Township, Michigan; six grandchildren, Stacey Cunningham and husband Michael, Sara Vinson, Stephen Sargent and wife Farrah, Nathan Sargent and wife Crystal, Brad Vize and wife Melissa, Phil Landan and wife Amy; and 13 great-grandchildren, Keely and Kaylin Cunningham, Haley, Rebekah, Jeremy, Noah, Levi, Elanor Sargent, Veda, Lucia, Roman Vize, Ivan Landan, and A.J. Guzik.

Funeral service will be 7 p.m., Jan. 28, 2016, at the Baxter Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, with burial in Smellage Memory Gardens. Bro. John Whitson will officiate. The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m., Jan. 28, at the funeral home.

Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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