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Lee W. Askea
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ASKEA Leiniel “Lee” It is with great sadness that the family of Lee Askea announces his passing on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the age of 87 years. Lee will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 71 years, Betty, and his son, Randy Askea (Martha Buchanan), brother Otis (Virginia) Askea. Grandchildren Kristin Allison, Jesse “JJ” Buchanan, Reanna (David) Cox, Randa Rosser (Kyle Rutherford). Great-grandchildren Andrew Allison, Zackary Buchanan, Adalyn Cox, Jordan Cox, Raelyn Cox, Rhiley Gilley, Colton Rutherford, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by parents Harold and Ruby Askea, sister, Geraldine Noon, son Johnny Askea, and daughter Roxanne Rosser.

Lee was born June 12, 1930 in Atlanta, GA, to Harold and Ruby Askea. The eldest of three children, he was a mentor to sister Geraldine and brother Junior. He married the love of his life, Betty (Clark) Askea in 1947, a union that lasted 71 years until his passing. Their three children, Johnny, Randy, and Roxanne, were central to all they strived for in life, as were their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family.

Lee loved people, never meeting a stranger. He greeted everyone with a hug or a warm handshake. His favorite pastimes were reading, keeping abreast of the stock market, and his houseboat on Lake Lanier. With wife Betty, Lee started and built Continental Construction Company into an enterprising business, while acquiring real estate properties in the Atlanta, Marietta, and Smyrna areas. The purchase of an apartment complex, and professional building, opened doors for the family’s future. Lee believed strongly in investing in the stock market, which led to a successful retirement and the home of their dreams where irreplaceable memories were made with family and friends.

A visitation in remembrance of Lee will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Carmichael’s Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., 1130 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, with Rev. Jackie Sanders officiating. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Carmichael’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the family plot at Kennesaw Memorial Park on Dallas Highway in Marietta.

“I’ve lived a life that’s full, I’ve traveled each, and every highway. But, more, much more than this, I did it my way.”

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta

1130 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064





1:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta

1130 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064

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Kennesaw Memorial Park

1306 Whitlock Ave
Marietta, Georgia 30064


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