Richard Earle Askins, age 68, died early Thursday morning at his home. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Jamie H. Askins and Hallie Hollowell Askins. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Kitty Askins. Richard was a certified public accountant and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as the longtime treasurer. He was a board member emeritus of the Boys and Girls Club and a member of the Goldsboro Power Squadron.
A service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held Monday at 12:00 noon at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Glenn Phillips, Jr. officiating. Family members will greet friends Monday at 11:00 am prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. A private burial was held.
Richard is survived by his wife, Gail M. Askins, two sons, Jamie B. Askins and wife, Jennifer of Jacksonville, NC, Jason T. Askins and wife, Maren of Plymouth, MN; a brother, David Askins and wife, Diana; three grandchildren, Carter Askins, Cameron Askins and Hudson Askins.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 125 S. John Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Askins family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
First Baptist Church
Monday March 12th, 2018
125 S John St
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Special Instructions: Family members will greet friends at 11:00 am in the church fellowship hall immediately prior to the service.Text me the address
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Sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you and your family
Submitted by Eileen & David Audette on Mar 11 2018 09:21:45 AM
i am sorry to hear of your loss.
Submitted by Connie Carter Farfour Hargrove on Mar 10 2018 02:04:03 PM
We will miss this wonderful man. He was a man of God and supported his church to the fullest extent. There are so many out there that loved and admired him. Gail you are in my prayers. The loss of Richard is a tough one. Hugs to you and Cody.
Submitted by Pier Protz on Mar 9 2018 05:11:21 PM
So sorry to hear you Mr. Richards passing. Prayers go out the Mrs. Gail and their children.
Submitted by TOmmy Cifers on Mar 9 2018 11:52:51 AM
Gail and Cody....The first contact I had with Richard was as a new hire, over the phone. I remember telling my husband, after that conversation, "this is going to be anything but dull"! I was right. Richard was Richard, no matter with whom he was speaking.
Richard reminded me of a "child of the '60's", maybe someone who, had he not had a wife or family, might have been a roadie for some sixties rock group. He never scolded me for making a mistake as a new employee, but always found a way to correct it. He said, many times, "there is nothing that can't be fixed".
Work was always the topic of any conversation that we had, until about a year ago when I missed a few days of work due to my beloved dog being very sick. Once back at work, the first time I saw him, I immediately began talking about the financial matters at hand, but Richard stopped me and said, "First, how's the dog". That was the sum of his comments, but that was huge for me.
Richard devoted his life and a lot of his time (no one is more aware of that than you) to First Baptist Church. He loved his church and the people in it. He tirelessly worked to keep his church running, many nights he was still here after everyone else was gone. Even pushing himself after his illness appeared when most would have given up, and may I say......Without being paid a dime. Oh but what rewards he must be reaping in Heaven! He loved you and Cody. I remember many times hearing him say he needed to run as he was" "dog-sitting" so that Gail could get something done." I could go on, but I will just say, I will miss him walking into the office saying "Hey gang" and saying "let's do a smell test" before we implemented anything new. I know we will see our dear friend again, but, Richard, until then, "See you here and there"
Submitted by Pam Bell on Mar 9 2018 11:03:01 AM
Gail, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Richard was a wonderful friend to all his boating friends. Goldsboro Sail and Power Squadron members will forever miss his presence. RD and Glenda Stroud
Submitted by Ralph and Glenda Stroud on Mar 8 2018 09:54:05 PM
Gail, Jamie, Jason & family, you all are in our thoughts & prayers at this most difficult time.
Richard was a special friend to us as well as many others. To know him was to love him. He was a faithful servant to God, his Church, work, family & friends & will be truly missed. Love & prayers, Linda & Glenn Chitty
Submitted by Linda Chitty on Mar 8 2018 06:04:30 PM
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Linda Chitty lit a candle on Mar 8 2018 05:59:09 PM
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