Vernon Askew

December 20, 1921 - March 9, 2023

Vernon Askew, 101, of Nederland, died Thursday, March 9, 2023. He was born December 20, 1921, in Shelbyville, to Lola Hagler Askew and Thomas Buford Askew.

Survivors include his sons, Richard Askew and wife, Michelle, of Nederland; Ed Askew of Jasper; and Steven Askew and wife, Kashia, of Lake Charles, Louisiana; daughters, Cheryl Cary of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Donna Cockrell and husband, Tracy of La Porte; grandchildren, Jennifer Balsamo and husband, Jeremy; Heather McNeal and husband, Jason; Haley Cary; Jesse Askew; Brooke Gresham and husband, Josh; Katelyn Migues and husband, Derrek; Kyle Cockrell and wife, Ashley; and Jena Anderson and husband, Matt; great-grandchildren, Aiden; Blake McNeal and wife, Marleigh; Kaelin; Justine; Leland; Addisyn; Allyssa; Micah; Allisyn; Amelia; Madisyn; Cadence; Zoey; Kyler; Brady; Beau; Beckett; Brinley; Ellie; Macie; and Brooklyn; great-great-grandchild, Luke McNeal; and sister, Myrline Bradshaw.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of sixty-six years, Marcella Askew; and eight siblings.

A gathering of Mr. Askew’s family and friends will begin at 12:30 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment to follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Askew’s honor to Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group, P.O. Box 12352, Beaumont, Texas 77726.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • March 13, 2023
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • March 13, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Memory Gardens of Jefferson County
  • 3098, Highway 69 N, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • March 13, 2023

Comments (4)

    Darrell Hagler says:

    I just found out about Vernon’s passing. I’m sorry to hear of it, and I’m very sorry Momma and I miss his funeral.
    God bless
    Darrell Hagler

    Donna Cockrell says:

    Thank you so much! Dad lived an amazing 101 years. He loved his family, friends, and life! He passed peacefully with family by his side.
    He is home now with Mom and at peace.

    Karen Cauthen says:

    Rest in Peace Mr. Askew. We were so sorry to hear of his passing and are praying for all his loved ones and their friends. Time here on Earth with our loved ones is too short, no matter how long we live here. Everyone will miss you that ever had the chance to meet you Mr. Askew. I can only imagine the reunion he is now having g with his loved ones that went on before him. Until we meet again one day — see you later Mr. Askew

    Donna Cockrell says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Karen!
    Dad lived an amazing 101 years! He loved his family, and friends and he loved life. He is home now with Mom and at peace.
    He passed with family by his side. We will all meet again one day!

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