December 4, 1950 - January 5, 2022
William Edward Askew (Eddie) was born on December 4, 1950, to Thomas Milton Askew (Chief) and Katie Lee Askew in Cartersville, Georgia. When Eddie was five years old, his family moved to Marietta, Georgia, where he remained for the greater part of his life until his passing on January 5, 2022, at the age of 71. Eddie attended Keith Elementary school and Marietta High School, graduating from the latter in 1969. He enjoyed playing youth baseball at Custer Park, which he could reach by a walk through the woods from his family home on Page Street. After playing In Robert Swiatek’s elementary band, Eddie enjoyed paying trumpet in the Marietta High School Band throughout his high school years. Music continued to be an absorbing theme of his life, eventually culminating in a Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University in 1991. Along the way Eddie appeared professionally at the Crystal Pistol at Six Flags and at the Harlequin Dinner Theater in Atlanta. At various times Eddie sold band instruments, worked in customer service for a telephone call enter, and drove student buses for Marietta City Schools, and the Big Owl Bus of Kennesaw State University. In the final years of his life, he enjoyed playing with Cobb New Horizons Band. When he was a middle school student, Eddie became a member of First Baptist Church and was active in Youth Choir and Youth Council as a high school student and later played in the orchestra as an adult. Eddie spent his final years as a resident of Atherton Place. He was predeceased by both parents, and is survived by his brother, Dr. Tom Askew (Linda) of Tucson, Arizona, as well as three nephews and four great-nephews and nieces. Tom Askew and Eddie’s cousin, Carol Partee of Marietta, will receive friends and family at First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta, on January 12, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. A service to celebrate Eddie’s life will start at 2:00 pm in the First Baptist chapel. The service will be officiated by Dr. Bill Ross and Rev. Philip Vestal. Contributions in Eddie’s memory may be made to Cobb New Horizons Band.
William Edward Askew (Eddie) was born on December 4, 1950, to Thomas Milton Askew (Chief) and Katie Lee Askew in Cartersville, Georgia. When Eddie was five years old, his family moved to Marietta, Georgia, where he remained for the greater part... View Obituary & Service Information
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